By JONATHON HOWARD
CAPTION: Ten FM broadcaster Marion Saxby was recognised for her long-standing volunteer service to the station recently.
TEN FM recognised the long standing commitment of a special volunteer last week, Marion Saxby, who has served at Ten FM as a volunteer since 1989 and is the longest serving board member.
Station manager Rebecca Carpenter said Marion’s passion for Ten FM has sometimes been the only thing keeping the station alive.
“She has been an unwavering, consistent backbone and still is,” she said.
“Ten FM is now made up of a wonderful family of positive volunteers and our future is strong if you base it on the passion from the people that show up here every day.
“It’s great to see such positive forces in our community working toward something great, everyday.”
Ten FM took the opportunity of National Volunteer Week to say a big thank you to Marion for her outstanding contributions, and it came as a complete surprise to Marion.
“It has been my pleasure,” Marion said.
Marion can be heard broadcasting the ’70s program on Fridays from 9am and has been doing so for 15 years.
Her husband Greg who has also been a wonderful support attended the presentation along with other station presenters and volunteers.
Mayor Peter Petty and Tenterfield Shire Council Manager Lotta Jackson took time out of their busy schedules to make the presentation at Ten Fm’s Manners Street Studio.
Mayor Peter Petty said there should be more recognition of hardworking volunteers.
“It is great to see an organisation recognising the efforts of their volunteers – such important people,” Mr Petty.
“Ten FM provides opportunities for everyone to volunteer in all aspects of radio; the biggest star here is the community for the ongoing support.”
For more information, visit www.tenfm.org.au or phone (02) 6736 3444.