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Welcome To 5YYY

5YYY is a community station based in Whyalla, South Australia – The steelworks town. 5YYY has been broadcasting now for over 30 years and has played a important role in the community of Whyalla, be it bringing local news, Local music from local bands and most importantly giving a voice to the community of Whyalla.

5YYY is a not for profit organisation running off the kind donations from either members of the community of Whyalla or from local businesses who sponsor the station and get messages put over the air.

5YYY would like to thank you for having a look at our website.

5YYY’s Values

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5YYY always does its best to accommodate the Whyalla community by playing music that is tailored to Whyalla’s community – It is a dynamic process and consistently changes, 5YYY runs member shows, that means people from our community come into the station and plays their selection of music, this is available to anyone in the community and we welcome new memberships at anytime. for more information amout memberships please click here.
5YYY has strong members value’s and a set of policies set out that is approved by 5YYY’s board of management. 5YYY has policies on ensuring the safety and equal treatment of all members.
5YYY’s sponsorship values are to ensure that all sponsors of 5YYY get a fair play and at a fair cost to ensure that business in our community that support us get an opportunity to do business. 5YYY will always where possible support the business that support us with items from the business.

Quick Facts

Volunteer run
Minimum 30% Australian music
99% localy produced content
100% supported by local business and people!

Meet Our Board

Anne Cunningham
Anne CunninghamChairperson
Anne Joined 5YYY in 2011 and was elected to the Board in the same year in the capacity of Secretary. Anne hosts a number of shows including “Community Soapbox”, The Council Show, The Celtic Hour, Sunday Night Jazz and The Blues Show. Anne co-ordinates Trainees in preparation for on air announcing.
from 2016 Anne Was elected as chairperson
Paul DevlinVice Chairperson
Paul Devlin was newly elected as Vice Chairperson in 2016.
Mary-Ann Prince
Mary-Ann PrinceTreasurer
Mary-Ann has a finance and accounting background and has been involved with 5YYY for many years as Treasurer. Mary-Ann is also the Office Administrator and handles all general enquiries, manages the office on a day to day basis, handles all financial business and transactions and oversees sponsorship and a number of programming aspects related to sponsors and our community diary.
Simeon Spargo
Simeon SpargoSecretary
Simeon Spargo is a new member to the station as well as now the new secretary, Simeon has had a history with in boards and will be valuable asset to the station.
Vig Canciani
Vig CancianiBoard Member
Vig Has been involved with the station since inception. Vig has hosted a number of shows over the years and was co-opted to the Board in 2012 and elected as a Board Member in 2014.
Thea Clark
Thea ClarkBoard Member
Thea has been involved with the station for many years and co-hosts International Rendezvous and The German Show with Joe Goll. Thea was elected to the Board in 2012.
Neil Burns
Neil BurnsCo-Opted Board Member
Neil is a long-standing Life Member and has returned to the Board. Neil hosts Friday Night Live and Saturday Morning Live “Free Plug Saturday”.

Present and past kind supporters of 5YYY