A $10,000 smile
JAKE Dolan has a $10,000 smile.
The 34-year-old from Byron Bay, who recently broke his arm while snowboarding in New Zealand, is the lucky winner of $10,000 – the major prize in BayFM’s annual subscriber drive.
Jake plans to share his win with his mum Sharelle Craft, who paid for his subscription as a gift to cheer up her son.
Sharelle was driving her car on Sunday and listening to BayFM when she heard that Jake had won the $10,000.
“I pulled over and screamed and screamed with joy,” she said.
Jake and Sharelle plan to use some of their money to pay for a trip to Cairns this week to celebrate a family member’s 50th birthday.
Sharelle also wants to donate $500 to an African appeal.
The community radio station celebrated its final subscriber day on Sunday.
The incentive of winning $10,000 cash, as well as 14 daily prizes throughout the two weeks of the drive, encouraged 1335 listeners to subscribe.
“That’s a 42% increase on last year’s figures and the best result ever,” BayFM subscriber co-ordinator Lyn McCarthy said.
The winner of the business prize of 30 promotional spots on BayFM was Thai at Byron.
“What a great endorsement of our 21 years of community radio,” BayFM president Ros Elliott said.
“We want to thank each and every listener who supported our station with a subscription and, of course, our generous major sponsors, The Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Blues Festival, Possum Creek Eco Lodge, The Rails and The Great Northern.
“We couldn’t have done it without you.
“Now it’s back to creating great radio for our wonderful community.”
BayFM continues to encourage subscriptions throughout the year with monthly prizes to new subscribers.
These will resume in September.
Call 6680 7999 or go online at www.bayfm.org.
What a great endorsement of our 21 years of community radio.