Until I moved overseas, I didn't realise what a luxury it is to have community radio; I'd been tuning into The Rs since I was 13 and just thought that everyone had it as good as me. Not so! Now, 21 years later, I'm still listening and very grateful that I live in a community that have people willing to volunteer their time in order to broadcast 24-7.
The annual Radiothon is on at the moment and is the perfect time to subscribe to the station in order to keep this great self-funded institution running. There's loads of prizes to win and even if you don't live in Melbourne, thanks to the magic of the internets, you can stream Triple R anytime and listen to quality programs or download the podcasts for free. There's something for everyone on the grid (foodies in particular tune in to Eat It every Sunday and Suzie Morris-Ashton's Diet Schmiet every Tuesday on Breakfasters) and when you subscribe you get the chance to attend subscriber-only live to air music performances, exclusive film screenings and receive a copies of The Trip magazine.
Cameron Smith, Adrian Richardson (La Luna Bistro) & Shannon Bennett (Vue de Monde) at the Triple R BBQ day outside broadcast
I received my copy of The Trip last week and was reminded of The Bogan Banquet ideas that Breakfasters came up with back in May. Being of good bogan stock I thought it a fitting homage to my favourite show to bring you Chang's Chocolate Spiders. For my version I used dark chocolate and found that it took about 1 minute to melt the chocolate. I also only got about 20 spiders from the recipe.
You can subscribe to Triple R anytime by phoning 9388 1027 or online. Now that spiders are set I'm off to renew my subscription and pop the top on a West Coast Island Cooler...