Community radio station SYN FM is at risk of closing down after 20 years of platforming young people's voices.
In a bid to save the cherished community radio station SYN FM from the brink of closure, Ramona Sky, the city’s indie funk-rock sensation, is taking center stage with a vibrant fundraiser show.
The event, set to groove its way into the hearts of music lovers, will take place at The Tote on November 4, 2023.
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After an urgent call to action from SYN FM, the Ramona Sky crew promptly rallied a formidable lineup of four bands, united by a common cause – to rescue SYN FM from the shadows.
Boasting a community of nearly 300,000 monthly listeners and a dedicated team of 300 volunteers, SYN FM has been a bastion of support for local music and a powerful advocate for youth issues throughout Victoria. It’s been the stage where aspiring artists have celebrated their first radio airplay and where young voices have resonated with audiences.
Ramona Sky’s fundraiser show will see all proceeds donated to SYN FM, and attendees will have opportunities throughout the night to contribute to this vital cause. Joining forces with Ramona Sky on this musical journey are local acts Pretty Moi, Munchy Dolphin, and Barefoot Spacemen, all of whom draw inspiration from the soulful sounds of funk, soul, and psych.
SYN FM holds a special place in the hearts of its listeners and supporters. For two decades, it has been a hub for young people, a platform for community engagement, and a training ground for emerging voices in the news, culture, and music sectors. The station has championed local music and served as a vital source of regional news and entertainment, making it an integral part of Melbourne’s cultural fabric.
Commenting on SYN FM’s significance, Ramona Sky expressed their gratitude: “SYN has always been the first radio station to play our new releases, are always willing to support our careers and goals, and have invited us on air for some brilliant opportunities. We know they have often done the same for a lot of our friends in the music scene, and we are all so appreciative of the support they have given local, independent artists, and young industry workers.”
Ramona Sky is a genre-blurring quartet hailing from Melbourne, renowned for their electrifying live performances and a signature groovy sound. Established in late 2020, the band quickly carved a niche in Melbourne’s vibrant music scene, earning a nomination for Best Group at the 2022 Music Victoria Awards. Inspired by a fusion of ’70s rock, soul, and modern dream pop, Ramona Sky delivers powerful lead vocals, harmonious melodies, groovy basslines, funky guitar riffs, and captivating drum rhythms.
As the Melbourne music community unites to save SYN FM, the ‘Save SYN’ Fundraiser Show promises to be a night of rhythm, soul, and solidarity.
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