September 21, 2020
FAB FM's Paul Makin chats to Douglas Mayor Michael Kerr about the Daintree Crossing public meetings of which there is 7, they kick off in Port and you must book. The Disabled Welcomed To The Shire as well as the National LGBTIQ Conference in 2022 and because of the Iron Man event traffic goes via the cape BUT Quicksilver to the rescue. https://douglas.qld.gov.au/
September 19, 2020
Singer songwriter Lonnie Lee has just turned 80. Lonnie is the 'Last Man Standing' on stage of his generation of entertainers. Still recording, still touring and with a multitude of stories to tell. But Lonnie might have had that long career cut short if not for some quick thinking during an horrific road crash. He chats to FAB FM's Paul Makin about his life, his music and the 'Good' choices he made. www.lonnielee.com
****Please note that Lonnie's songs are not included in the interview but can be previewed and purchased at his official site above****
September 19, 2020
FAB FM Tech Guy Richard Pascoe talks to our own Paul Makin about Apple's product delay which means they highlighting their 'Health' watch, The magic of Vinyl records, a warning about Paul Hogan's latest movie, Artificial Intelligence flipping burgers is our 'Crap Tech Item Of The Week'
September 18, 2020
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas allows visitors to interact with Australian animals in a spacious, natural environment BUT now they have a new 'Tree House' attraction that allows you get high up and get a 'Birds Eye' view of the creatures. Today it was officially opened by Federal MP Warren Entsch and Pip Woodward. Pip and late husband Charlie began their family business in 1976 when they opened Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda but then turned their efforts to the Douglas Shire acquiring the Rainforest Habitat as part of the CaPTA Group. Today it's called Wildlife Habitat and it's evolving all the time. The latest attraction will be very popular with kids and adults alike. FAB FM's Paul Makin was at the opening to capture the sights and sounds and spoke with the 'Father' of Douglas Tourism John Morris, Mayor Michael Kerr and Pip Woodward.
September 13, 2020
Tick Tock needs gatekeepers guarding content to protect kids, people are losing access to their Facebook pages, a warning about Fleeceware and Nutrition Labels are coming, the 'Crap Tech Item Of The Week' is in the toilet, Paul's flying undies story, 'Ant Man' Richard AND a 'HUGE' privates scam www.talktech.com.au
September 11, 2020
They popped up the day it was clear that Michael Kerr was to become Mayor of the Douglas Shire. The Mayor has called out the Douglas News Network in a podcast below this one. Now FAB FM owner and 'Real' Journalist Paul Makin has his say on the eve of the public consulation into what the residents of the Shire want at the Daintree River crossing.
September 9, 2020
Douglas Mayor Michael Kerr chats to FAB FM's Paul Makin about his open letter to the Shire regarding a group calling themselves a 'News' organisation. The Douglas News Network (DNN) was set up after the former Mayor was beaten decisively at the last Local Government Election and has been labelled no more than a 'Blogging' group. According to the Mayor the DNN is getting it all wrong. In other matters Mossman and Port Douglas are 'Benched' and Port's Sugar Wharf is 'Sweetened'.
September 5, 2020
Windows 95 is having a birthday, 5G being rolled out and just how fast is our internet speeds down under? Have an iPhone and your battery is draining quicker than it used to? Richard has something to fix that. The 'Crap Tech Item Of The Week' AND Paul and Richard go off on another tangent. www.talktech.com.au
August 31, 2020
4 Options are out there in the 'Daintree Crossing' document. We discuss it's contents with Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr PLUS Water restrictions are with us. The Community Cabinet is in Cairns AND The Iron Man organizers won't budge on the September date that will shut out Port Douglas and Mossman to visitors at a time when we most need them.