Hi, I’m Nathaniel. You might have heard me on-air during the past few fundraising appeals. I’m currently working with 91.9 Fresh FM in the capacity of interim General Manager. I took on this voluntary role in April.
So who am I?
I’ve worked in Christian radio for the past 18 years. I began in sponsorship sales at a Christian community station on Tassie’s north-west coast before becoming Station Manager for the next five years. In 2006 I was asked to be General Manager of Hobart’s Christian radio station ultra106five, which I did for almost 10 years. During that time I also served in various roles on boards and funding committees at the Community Broadcasting Foundation, and Christian Media & Arts Australia.
Glenn & Bron Hartas
As I get a fuller picture of the impact of Fresh FM there is no doubt that Glenn & Bron Hartas, former husband and wife on-air and management team, have had a significant impact in this community through their work at Fresh FM. Their investment in the station and their efforts over the years is greatly appreciated and has ensured that Fresh FM continues to share hope with the Gladstone region. We thank them for their service and wish them well in their new season of life in Tasmania.
On a practical note, and to keep you in the loop.
As is always the case when an employee leaves we have needed to pay out accrued leave entitlements. As the station is a small not for profit organisation we were not in the position to have these funds set aside and so this payout has meant that the station’s cash flow buffer has been significantly depleted. As a result it has become increasingly difficult to pay bills on time.
We are incredibly grateful for the generous and loyal support you have shown to this ministry over the years, and humbly ask you to consider whether you might be in a position to help out at this time to ensure there continues to be a Christian radio station in Gladstone.
Where to from here?
I anticipate my role as Interim General Manager with the station will be measured in months rather than years. The station’s plan is to build up the cash flow again to the point where it can afford to hire a great local station manager.
I would deeply value your prayers and support for the station while it goes through this transition.
It is clear to me that although we are going through a challenging time right now, Fresh FM’s best days are still in front of us.
If you value Fresh FM or if the station has made a difference in your life in some way might I humbly ask that you consider making a donation by clicking this button.
Thank you and God Bless