Membership of Rhema FM is important because it provides opportunity for you to become involved in God's radio ministry. It also provides Rhema FM with much-needed funding to continue operations.
WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP COST AND WHAT DO I GET?
Full Membership of Rhema FM is $60.00 for a full year including GST. Concession and Student Memberships are also available at reduced costs. Financial members receive a quarterly newsletter, Word for Today devotional (except Student members) and car stickers. Members are also eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting. ________________________________________________________________________________
HOW DO I MAKE SUGGESTIONS?
Suggestions for music, programmes or changes to formatting are always welcome and must be in writing. Your submission must be signed and include your address and telephone contact number. You can mail us at Suite 4/162 The Entrance Rd, Erina NSW 2250 or email [email protected]
WILL ANYONE RESPOND TO MY SUGGESTIONS?
All mail or emails are read and responded to in the shortest possible time, usually within a day or so.
ARE MANY ON-AIR PROGRAMMES AUTOMATED?
Sometimes it becomes necessary to advance record or automate some on-air programmes, due to unavailability of announcers. Most of our announcers are voluntary. Our overnight programming is also automated.
HOW MANY SONGS ARE ON YOUR REGULAR PLAYLIST?
There are around 2000 Christian music tracks on our playlist at any one time. In addition, there is a music vault of another several hundred songs from past playlists. Check out the link on our home page to view our current music playlist.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC & PROGRAMMES DOES RHEMA FM PLAY?
All music and programmes on Rhema FM are 100% Christian. Secular music or programmes are not played at any time.
WHERE DOES FUNDING FOR RHEMA FM COME FROM?
Rhema FM funding comes from Membership Subscriptions, Sponsorship Advertising Sales, Program Providers, Donations, Extra Mile Partners and special fund-raising events. We also occasionally get grants from the Community Broadcasting Foundation.
WHAT IS THE POWER OF RHEMA FM'S TRANSMISSION SIGNAL?
Rhema FM 94.9 transmits at 2,000 watts.
DOES RHEMA FM BROADCAST IN STEREO?
Yes – all programming is in stereo.
IS IT TRUE THAT SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE BROADCAST LOUDER
THAN NORMAL MUSIC AND PROGRAMMING?
This is a misnomer in the media industry. Levels of music, spoken word programmes and sponsorship announcements at Rhema FM are the same and strictly controlled. Some music is louder than other music tracks and similarly, some sponsorship announcements appear louder in their varying presentations.
MY RECEPTION IS SCRATCHY. HOW CAN I IMPROVE IT? DO I NEED AN OUTSIDE AERIAL FOR FM SIGNALS?
First of all, make sure you have a good quality radio with reasonably powerful reception. The cheaper the radio, the more likely you will experience poor reception. FM signals travel in straight lines generally, while AM signals will follow contours. Therefore, it is important to have your radio and aerial in line with the transmission signal/tower. If you live in a valley or an area surrounded by hills, you could experience poor reception. An outside aerial could improve your reception dramatically.
IF YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, EMAIL US AND WE WILL GLADLY ASSIST YOU
Gosford Christian Broadcasters Limited trading as Rhema FM Central Coast respects and honours members, donors and sponsors, their right to be treated courteously, fairly and to have their privacy protected.
Personal information is given in good faith by members, donors and sponsors and will only be used to maintain their relationship with Rhema FM. Rhema FM will monitor and restrict the amount of Rhema FM material sent to members, donors and sponsors to quarterly mail outs or urgent matters required by the company constitution or by law.
Collection, Use and Management of Information
Personal information is only collected when necessary and is supplied with consent. Individuals, churches or groups can make an anonymous donation or enquiry. Prospective members, donors or sponsors can visit the Rhema FM web site anonymously. Surveys for the purposes of improving our on-air programmes and member services can be completed anonymously. Personal details are required to maintain an active and financial membership of Rhema FM, process and mail receipts, newsletters, establish periodic payments and to maintain a relationship between members, donors and sponsors and Rhema FM. Details of donors and amounts donated are also provided each half year to the Register of Cultural Organisations, Department of Communications and the Arts as required by legislation.
Protecting Your Information
Rhema FM has put in place procedural, physical and electronic means to safeguard the personal information of our members, donors and sponsors. Rhema FM has also verified the security and privacy provisions of our banking institution through which cheques, credit cards and other financial instruments are processed. Rhema FM will not rent, exchange or sell mailing lists of our members, donors and sponsors to other organisations. Members', donors' and sponsors' information is kept secure in both hard copy and electronic forms. In either case, Rhema FM has documented procedures to safeguard this information. Safeguards include passwords to electronic storage. Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Encryption is used when collecting or transferring credit card information via our internet web site, ensuring a secure environment for the transfer of your confidential data from your browser to Rhema FM's email server or our financial institution.
Correcting Your Information
Rhema FM is committed to allowing members, donors and sponsors to see and correct their personal information that is shown to be incorrect or outdated. Rhema FM staff and representatives will clearly identify themselves when making contact with members, donors and sponsors, and all letters and informational material will contain the Rhema FM logo and contact details.
Need to know more?
Rhema FM Central Coast
Suite 4/162 The Entrance Rd, Erina NSW 2250
(02) 4367 4042