July 6, 2020
Mayor Michael Kerr chats to FAB FM's Paul Makin about all things Douglas including jobs available with Council and more. Michael also gives his thoughts on yesterdays meeting at Diwan in the Daintree about the proposed Micro Grid.
July 5, 2020
Power in the Daintree has been a controversial issue but many falsehoods have emerged from social media platforms of those wanting it stopped. Even groups who are supposedly GREEN have stymied attempts to bring the 'Clean & Green' technology to the Rainforest to do away with polluting generators. Today the man who's job is it to bring all the players together, Volt Advisory Group project manager Richard Schoenemann, gave locals a run down on the latest developments. Chaired by Daintree Renewable Energy president Russell O'Doherty, Federal MP Warren Entsch also took a swing at detractors saying this project WILL go ahead. The meeting was attended also by the Mayor Michael Kerr and most of the Douglas Shire Councillors.
July 2, 2020
Its the BIG LEAK Investigation. With the help of two FAB FM listeners Chris Beckwith and his tenacious wife Karen Pereira, we're finally able to bring you the whole scandalous story. How a massive gusher, left to freely flow,cost the Shire dearly. Severe water restrictions were brought in and at the same time we were made to feel like we were wasteful residents. And it's even worse when you learn the environment suffered as well. Karen And Chris chat to FAB FM's Paul Makin. They are joined by farmer Clint Reynolds and the current Douglas Shire Council Mayor Michael Kerr.
June 30, 2020
Mayor Michael Kerr chats to FAB FM's Paul Makin after today huge meeting of Douglas Shire Council. The agenda was chockers with the 'Block' possibly on the chopping block, Tourism Port Douglas Daintree restructured, a budget to get us back in the black within ten years, Councillors knocking back a pay rise AND so much more.
June 29, 2020
The Bally Hooley Train is being offered to Council. Just one of many items being discussed at tomorrows Council Meeting. The Budget will come through at 10am followed by a HUGE Agenda.
June 29, 2020
It took all of FAB FM's Paul Makin's skills to track down Country Singer Shane Powell in the U.S. Paul eventually located him in Frankin Tennessee just south of Nashville. But he's changed his tune and swapped FAME for FAMILY, a landscaping business and real estate. Paul's phone call however has him thinking about a return to the stage. MAYBE!
June 26, 2020
FAB FM Tech Guy Richard Pascoe chats to Paul about the myth surrounding the Covid-19 App plus all things tech including 'The Crap Tech Item Of The Week' www.talktech.com.au
June 25, 2020
WATER MAN - Mark Howarth is retiring from his job with the Douglas Shire Council at the end of the month after 42 years. FAB FM's Paul Makin had a chat with the 61 year old about his time with the DSC and how he used to swim with Crocodiles just to get the job done. Born and bred in the Shire he's used to tackling cyclones and floods, but now this easy going bloke is looking forward to his favourite pastime, fishing. He also told Paul that spending more time with his wife and family will be a bonus.
June 22, 2020
All the latest Council News - Mayor Michael Kerr chats to FAB FM's Paul Makin about all things Douglas Shire including what Council Crews are doing. Also there's an important closure on Thursday. https://douglas.qld.gov.au/
June 19, 2020
FAB FM Tech Guy Richard Pascoe chats to Paul Makin about how playing Word or Scrabble could leave your bank account lighter PLUS if you're going to buy an Apple Product Richard says don't do it this week. He also talks about this weeks 'Crap App Of The Week' www.talktech.com.au