ROSS has felt that independent Australian artists are not getting enough exposure on mainstream radio and other media. Community radio, like Alive 90.5 fm, is an ideal vehicle for an eclectic radio show covering diverse music genres of blues, roots, folk, country, instrumental, jazz, surf rock, alternative rock and singer song writers. The radio program is accompanied by a social media campaign the week before to announce each weeks featured guest artist.
The Australian Spectrum Shows facebook page has attracted over 14,000 “LIKES” and the announcer/producer’s personal page with 5,000 “FB Friends” .Ross’ Support Aussie Music FB group has reached another 4,000 It seems that a lot of other people share Ross’ passion for support local Australian artists.
Some of the legends who have launched their new albums on the show have included Kevin Johnson, Mike McClellan, The Bushwachers, Foreday Riders, The Break (Midnight Oil minus lead singer), Cyril B Bunter Band, The Atlantics, Glenn Cardier, Warren Morgan, Kevin Borich, Jeff Duff, Tamam Shud, Anne Kirkpatrick, Dave Tice’s Buffalo, Rockwell T James, John J Francis, Chris Turner (Buffalo, Rose Tattoo, Cavemen), The Flying Emus, Alex Smith (Moving Pictures), Pat Drummond, 8 Ball Aitken and The Radiators celebrating 40 years of Aussie Rock on the show.
But equally important to the show has been to feature local amateur music groups and associations like the Bush Music Club, PHUN Uke (Parramatta Hills Ukulele Network), Toongabbie Music Club, Sydney Blues Society, Hornsby Berowra Ukulele group (BUGS), Songs On Stage Singer Songwriter Network, Busk For A Cure and Muso Jam Nights network, where your average person can participate in music.
Community radio programs, like Ross M Fear Alive 90.5 fm Australian Spectrum Show, is the life blood in the media for independent Australian artists and community radio nationally has grown a listenership of over 6 million Australians with 1 in 4 people regularly listening to community radio in their local area.