Here at Junee Community Network, we are often asked by Community Groups where they can promote their upcoming events and meetings; or to share news announcements.
Below is a list of media organisations and resources focusing on Junee and from around the Riverina and Southern NSW.
- Local TV
- Regional Radio
- Local Newspapers — Riverina & Southern NSW
- Social Media
- Local Council Event Websites
- Event & Tourism Websites
- Advice for marketing your events (and actual organisation)
- Prime 7 What’s On
Have your event listed on the Prime 7 website (sorted by Date) and provide a minimum of three weeks notice for consideration to be included on-air in the What’s On segment that is aired most weekday afternoons
- Win News Riverina
Email the WinNews Wagga News Desk with all your latest news.
- Wagga Wagga TV
A live 24/7 streaming service; offering shows, interviews and productions all about Wagga. Wagga Wagga TV can also help you produce your own TV Commerical (which can be used on other stations as well as the web) plus provide Live Stream services from your event.
- ABC Radio — Riverina
ABC Riverina have a number of talkback shows that have invited guests to talk about a variety of topics, including upcoming events and activities
- 2AAA Community Radio
A local community operated radio station that has been operating for over 40 years, with broadcast repeaters covering Wagga Wagga (107.1Mhz); Tatton, Bourkelands & Springvale (107.9Mhz); Gundagai and Coolamon (99.1Mhz) and Junee (97.9Mhz). Plenty of magazine (talkback) shows to promote your local event or activity
- HIT 93.1 Riverina
Part of Southern Cross Austereo, HIT 93.1 is home to many popular shows during breakfast, work and on the drive home
- 2TVR – Sounds of the Mountains
A community radio station covering the Snowy Valleys and Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council areas. The station operates 24 hours a day and provides a continuous and well supported service of announcing upcoming community events and lost & found items as well as providing a valuable forum for the local schools, churches, local interest groups, local community and local government groups and organisations to broadcast regular news and information.
- Radio Upper Murray
A small community radio station based at Walwa in North East Victoria that was established in 1994. They have studios in Walwa, Corryong and Tumbarumba (just south of Wagga Wagga, NSW), and broadcast a variety of radio programs, with a focus on locally produced programs run by and for the people of Upper Murray region.
Proudly serves Temora and surrounding districts.
- 2MIA FM — The Local One
Community radio station that broadcasts live and recorded programs across the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA), New South Wales, Australia.
- Wagga’s Life FM 101.9
Wagga Wagga radio’s non-denominational, Christian FM station. They broadcast mainstream and Christian contemporary music, and entertaining shows. Programs include lifestyle and current-affairs interviews and a series of popular inspirational segments. Their style is modern, lighthearted and family-friendly with a focus on the community
- Radio 1RPH
Radio 1RPH informs and entertains listeners across the Canberra, Wagga Wagga and Junee regions by turning print into sound. Each day volunteers read from the major daily newspapers, including the Canberra Times, and from popular international and Australian magazines, journals, serialised books and community newsletters. We also feature readings from The Daily Advertiser and The Southern Cross for listeners in Wagga Wagga and Junee.
Local Newspapers — Riverina & Southern NSW
- Junee Independent
Local newspaper covering news and events from Junee. Printed every Thursday, in conjunction with the Narrandera Argus
- Narrandera Argus
- Cootamundra Times
Independent newspaper covering the news and events in Cootamundra
- Twin Town Times
Independent newspaper covering the news and events in Harden and Murrumburrah
- Riverina Leader
Wagga’s free weekly community newspaper. Published every Wednesday, it is distributed to residences in the city of Wagga Wagga. Has a comprehensive weekly Community Notices section listing events from around the Riverina
- The Daily Advertiser — Wagga Wagga
Published six days a week (Mon-Sat), The Daily Advertiser brings all the latest local news, opinions and everything that’s happening to readers in Wagga Wagga and surrounding districts.
- The Rural
An insert in the majority of Australian Community Media’s NSW newspaper publications — with a circulation of over 45,000 copies each week, it is an ideal choice for adverting events to a wider audience
- The Senior
With a monthly national readership of more than 1.3 million, Australian Senior Publications is the leader in delivering news and views to Australia’s rapidly-growing senior population. Through six state newspapers, mature Australians are kept informed about the issues that matter to them. Mature travellers look to The Senior Traveller for holiday options.
- Cootamundra Herald
Covers news and events in the Cootamundra area
- Crookwell Gazette
Covers news and events in the Crookwell
- Harden Murrumburrah Express
Covers news and events in the Harden Murrumburrah region
- Muswellbrook Chronicle
Covers news and events for Muswellbrook, Denman and Aberdeen. Also oversees the publication of the free weekly Hunter Valley News, which boasts a circulation of more than 18,000.
- Griffith Area News
Covers news and events for Griffith and surrounding districts. Has a dedicated form for submitting community notices and events
- The Irrigator
Covers news and events in the Leeton area and is published twice weekly — Tuesday and Friday
- Town and Country Magazine
Inserted into 16 rural and regional newspapers weekly. The coverage area of Town & Country Magazine is diverse — it covers infrastructural issues, the business sector and community affairs focussed around its town distribution.
- The Land
Weekly rural newspaper, with a blend of on-farm material, market reporting, analysis and hard-hitting comments
Printed with the Junee Independent every Thursday, includes regional TV guide and a double page Regional News feature that highlights news and events from across the Riverina.
- Junee: Community News and Info
A community forum for Junee based local community groups, sporting associations, charities and businesses to promote any events or information about their organisation to the broader Junee Shire community.
- Riverina Roundup
Information about Markets, Fetes and Fund-raisers being held in the Riverina Area
- Riverina Notice Board
A noticeboard for community and charity events or fundraisers in the Riverina. Also covers community action and awareness campaigns
- Riverina Promote Your Page
Primarily a page to promote Riverina small businesses, but will also accept community events and activities.
- Riverina Events
A small Private Group where events in the Riverina may be promoted.
- What’s On In Wagga and Surrounds
A very active pages for promoting events in Wagga Wagga and the surrounding area. Posts are moderated, but are normally approved within 48-hours.
Local Councils Event Websites
Most local council’s community event pages and calendars typically only feature events and activities that occur within their boundaries. However, when planning your own events, it is often useful to check out what is occurring around you to avoid conflicts or to consider entering into joint marketing campaigns.
- Junee Shire Council Events Page
The township of Junee also incorporates Junee North and the shire includes the villages and rural communities of Bethungra, Coursing Park, Dirnaseer, Eurongilly, Harefield, Illabo, Junee Reefs, Marinna, Old Junee, Wallacetown, Wantabadgery, and Yathella.
- It’s On! in Coolamon Shire
The Shire includes the towns of Ardlethan, Coolamon, and Ganmain, as well as the villages of Beckom, Matong, and Marrar. Coolamon Shire is part of the Canola Trail, a joint tourism campaign with Junee and Temora.
- Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council maintains two Events sites — one for Cootamundra and another for Gundagai
Brawlin, Coolac, Frampton, Muttama, Nangus, Stockinbingal, Tumblong, and Wallendbeen also form part of the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council area.
- Federation Shire — Discover the experience of the Corowa Region
The main urban centres include Corowa and Mulwala, whilst localities in the area include Balldale, Boree Creek, Buraja, Coreen, Daysdale, Hopefield, Howlong, Lowesdale, Morundah, Oaklands, Rand, Rennie, Savernake and Urana.
- Greater Hume Council Events Calendar
Includes Holbrook, Culcairn, Brocklesby, Bungowannah, Burrumbuttock, Gerogery and Gerogery West, Henty, Jindera, Morven, Walbundrie and Walla Walla.
- Giffith City Council Community Events
In addition to Griffith and its’ suburbs of Collina, Driver, East Griffith, Mayfair, Mooreville, Murrumbidgee, North Griffith, Pioneer, South Griffith, West Griffith, and Wickhams Hill, the council region includes the towns of Beelbangera, Bilbul, Hanwood, Lake Wyangan, Tharbogang, Warburn, Widgelli, Willbriggie, Yenda, and Yoogali
- Leeton’s Events
Leeton’s suburbs include Gralee, North Leeton, Parkview, Wattle Hill, Willimbong, Wiradjuri, while the towns and villages of Amesbury, Corbie Hill, Fivebough, Gogeldrie, Merungle Hill, Murrami, Stanbridge, Stoney Point, Wamoon, Whitton, and Yanco are included within the shire.
- Lockart Events
Lockhart shire includes Lockhart, Mibrulong, Pleasant Hills, The Rock and Yerong Creek.
- Narrandera What’s On
The shire of Narrandera includes the town of Narrandera and the villages of Barellan, Binya and Grong Grong.
- What’s On Temora
In addition to the larger town of Temora, the shire includes the smaller towns of Ariah Park, Gidginbung, Narraburra, Sebastapol, Springdale, and Wallundry. Temora Shire is part of the Canola Trail, a joint tourism campaign with Junee and Coolamon.
- Snowy Valleys Events & Festivals
The major towns included within the Snowy Valleys Shire Council borders include Adelong, Batlow, Tumbarumba and Tumut; along with the villages of Brindabella, Brungle, Cabramurra, Gilmore, Grahamstown, Gocup, Jingellic, Khancoban, Killimicat, Little River, Rosewood, Talbingo, Tooma, Wondalga and Yarrangobilly.
- Visit Wagga Wagga
The suburbs of the City of Wagga Wagga include Ashmont, Boorooma, Bomen, Bourkelands, Cartwrights Hill, East Wagga Wagga, Estella, Forest Hill, Glenfield Park, Gobbagombalin, Gumly Gumly, Kapooka, Kooringal, Lake Albert, Lloyd, Mount Austin, North Wagga Wagga, San Isidore, Springvale, Tatton, Tolland, Turvey Park, and Wagga Wagga itself; and other localities included in the Local Government Area include Alfredtown, Book Book, Collingullie, Downside, Euberta, Gregadoo, Ladysmith, Mangoplah, Oura, Rowan, Tarcutta, and Uranquinty.
Event & Tourism Websites
- You, Me and Junee
A tourism website operated by Junee Shire Council, that contains a detailed Events Calendar of community events and activities.
- ACT Communities Online
- Country Change
- Destination NSW
- Festival Duck
- Markets and Fairs
- My Life in Oz
- Narrandera Events
- Riverina Tourism
- Visit NSW
- Visit Wagga Wagga
- Wagga Events
- Wagga Wagga Australia
- Weekend Notes — Wagga
Advice for marketing your events (and actual organisation)
- Tips on getting free exposure for your event
Our Community provides a dozen tips on gaining attention for your group without spending money.
- Getting a community service announcement
Community Service Announcements (or CSAs) are short messages that promote a charitable cause, activity or event that is considered of service to the community. Many television and radio stations set aside time in which they broadcast CSAs free of charge and a lot of newspapers, particularly suburbans and regionals publish their version of CSAs in free community round-ups, “what’s on” columns or even as “filler” ads.
- Marketing Your Group for Free
Our Community provides a number of useful, and free, to promote your organisation
- Marketing Your Special Event
Thirty tips, provided by Our Community, covering Five Basics; Five Follow Ups; Five Extras; Five things not to forget on the day; Five novelties; and Five social media marketing tips
- Writing a Media Release
Competition for news space or air-time is always fierce when it comes to media coverage, and any ability you have to get your group’s story, event, announcement or message into the media – and out to the public – should be used to advantage. That is where a good media release can come to the fore.
- Does your Apple User Group have a website?
Although this article was originally targeted to Apple User Groups, there are some great tips for any community organisation to consider for use on their own website
- Getting a Media Release Published!
“The Media Release Basics” and the “10 ways to hook the media” are valuable advice for any organisation looking at getting a press release published.
- Free ebook: Beginner’s Guide to Writing Powerful Press Releases
Explains how to make your release appeal to your audience — whilst reminding you that the audience of a press release is usually NOT your customers, but rather journalists, who will use your press release to craft a story that will appeal to your customers.
- How to write an effective press release
Advice from The Guardian, an organisation that receives millions of press releases, on how to master the art of press releases
- How to get press coverage for your small business
Although the title suggests it if for small businesses only, this article from The Guardian provides many tips that community groups can utilise
- The Mastery of Event PR: 5 Steps to Make Your Event Press-Worthy
- The Mastery of Event PR: How to Craft a Riveting Press Release
Eventbrite promotes thousands of events every year — their second article on Mastery of Event PR covers tips for an effective press release
- The Mastery of Event PR: Beyond the Press Release
In the final instalment of their Mastery of Event PR series, Eventbrite provides five steps to forge a positive relationship with the press
The first of a three part series about becoming an expert at event PR. And it all starts with knowing who to target
Updates to this List???
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