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Kegzie shares love of country tunes

Thursday, 22nd January, 2015

Keven “Kegzie” Dwyer has started “Pure Country 87.6 FM” and is inviting people to tune in. Keven “Kegzie” Dwyer has started “Pure Country 87.6 FM” and is inviting people to tune in.

By Emily Roberts

A local man has had his dream realised after starting a country music radio station - and he doesn’t plan to stop there.

Keven “Kegzie” Dwyer’s love of country music inspired that desire and his new station in a small studio will play nothing but. It is called Pure Country 87.6 FM.

“I am hoping to be able to do a voice-over and interviews, but I am still testing that,” he said.

“The station is mainly based through software.

“But I’m hoping to be able to push local artists like Sharna Burcher and Chrissy Murphy.

“We have great country music artists in the city.”

Kegzie hopes the station will be able to support tourism in the city.

“Tourists come here and they want the whole outback experience - this way they can listen to country music and experience the bush,” he said.

“I am hoping to get it running 24 hours a day. There are plans for a breakfast show.

“We will also promote local albums and any country music artists who are in town.”

The radio station will be officially launched today, after some testing before Christmas.

“I had to put up an antenna. I did have some people tell me it has been dropping off,” Kegzie said. “But it was just a testing period.”

He said he had received a lot of help to learn the ins and outs of radio, epecially from former local Lance Gardner who was a radio DJ.

“I would also like to thank John Curtis, Rod Jinks, Peter Harvey, Josh Cowdrey and my family and friends for helping to support me,” he said. “If I didn’t have their support, I don’t think it would have got off ground level.

“I would also love to speak to local businesses, local organisations, community and sporting groups that would be interested in supporting us.”

Once the station is up and running, Kegzie will live stream via the website to listeners all over Australia and the world.

Listeners can also follow the station on Facebook at “Pure Country 87.6 FM”.

Kegzie can be contacted at the Mackenzie Business Centre in Crystal Street.

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