Example - Mountain Insights

In one sentence, describe your program

Mountain Insights is a weekly two-hour news magazine program that covers political life as well as a wide range of serious and humorous topics and interviews that affect everyone in the mountains.

What is a piece of music that best represents your program?

The Sibelius Karelia Suite – the signature music which introduces the program. The simple yet sublime melody transports the mind, soaring over the commonplace and stimulating thought.

In one paragraph, elaborate on your program as if it were an elevator pitch

Mountain Insights is an information-packed weekly news magazine program that provides news, interviews and discussion on a wide range of topics, both serious and humorous, that affect everyone in the Blue Mountains. Topics include local, State and Federal politics, health, education, food and wine, tourism and local activities. It even has a popular light-hearted segment “Useless information you need never have known”.

In about 50 words, write a 15-20 second standard promo as it were to open the show.

Welcome to Mountain Insights, Radio Blue Mountains premier news magazine. In this two-hour program we’ll cover local, State and Federal politics as well as a wide range of serious and humorous topics to stimulate your thinking and keep you informed. We’ll also have our regular segment “Useless information you need never have known”.

In about 50 words write a 15-20 second standard promo as it were to close the show

For the last two hours you’ve been listening to Mountain Insights here on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM. We hope you enjoyed the program and will join us again next week on Saturday from 12 to 2 pm. We’ll have plenty of interviews and discussion about just about everything under the sun that affects us here in the Blue Mountains. Goodbye until then.

Write 80-100 words that best describes your program that could be used to advertise it on air in a 30 second promo.

Mountain Insights is the premier news magazine program on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM. The two hour program is packed with information about what affects us most in the Blue Mountains. It covers politics, local State and Federal, health, education, the environment, local business and tourism.  The program also has special segments on local food and wine and health with monthly contributions by local food identity Pam Seaborn and wellbeing expert Sallyanne Pisk. Its popular segment “Useless information you need never have known” is a must for everyone. So tune in to Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM on Saturdays from 12-2 pm to brighten your day.

In 250-300 words tell us about your program in depth as if it were an article to appear in the local paper.

Mountain Insights, a two-hour news magazine program on Radio Blue Mountains, is rapidly increasing in popularity because of its wide ranging topics that affect everyone in the Blue Mountains.

Headed by veteran journalist Peter Walker with co-presenter Billieanne Flakedar, the program, on Saturdays from 12 to 2 pm, covers everything from politics – local State and Federal – to health, education and the environment. It has special monthly segments on food and wine in the mountains with local food identity Pam Seaborn and health with wellbeing expert Sallyanne Pisk, author of Eating for You.

The program ends every week with the popular segment “Useless Information you need never have known” which always attracts lots of comments from listeners. “The use of that segment at the end of the show is something we really enjoy doing because it leaves everyone laughing and at the same time answers questions about the origin of sayings that satisfies people’s curiosity”, says Peter Walker.

“The program also has interviews with local identities about a wide range of topics that we feel will interest people living in the mountains. After all, we live here and if it interests us, it’s bound to interest our listeners too”, he said.

A key to the program’s success is the extensive use the presenters make of a wide ranging number of reputable websites. “People are busy and don’t often have time to scour the internet to chase up topics that interest them, so we set out to do that for them each week”, Walker said.

“We put in a lot of time each week preparing the program to ensure it has items that stimulate our thinking, satisfies our curiosity and provides a smile”, he said. “That objective is attracting more and more listeners so we must be doing something right.”

Every Saturday Noon-2pm.




Hereward's original foundation article on Mountains Insight was:

Veteran Journalist Peter Walker and Billie Anne Flakedar host the Mountains only magazine news program on the Mountains with regualar guests. Get your weekly dose of what's hoing on in the local political landscape in this not to be missed two hour program summing up the hot topics effecting all of us. Hear from our local, state and federal members and what they have been doing or not doing for the community, whichever maybe the case as they face with Peter Walker.

Mountain Insights diversifies with segments on local food and wine with monthly contribitions from well know food and wine lovers. On the first Saturday of each month hear from the heath conscious Sallyanne Pisk from Eating For Youand food and wine lover Pam Seaborn on the third Saturday or each month.

Mountain Insights winds up each show with the popualr light hearted segment Useless Information You May Need Not Have Known.

Every Saturday Noon-2pm.