Radio Port Douglas - The Voice of The Douglas Shire since 1999
Radio Port Douglas was established in December 1999 by Jay Amundsen and Henry Ellison. Communicating from an old single-watt transmitter, the first radio sounds to be heard came from an antenna fixed to the guttering of a private residence atop Flagstaff Hill. Early music playlists were the directors’ CD collections and any other music that could be found.
The station continued to entertain the local community from that location until 2001 when a small group of passionate radio people undertook the mammoth task of relocating the station from the top of Flagstaff Hill to the new studios in the Pavilions Complex on Macrossan Street, where it remained until it was moved into a new studio at the Marina Mirage.
Michael & Helen Gabour came onto the scene as partners in 2003, going on to become the sole owners and relocating the studios back to Macrossan Street.
Under their stewardship, the station continued to improve, entertaining the locals and tourists alike with local news and issues.
As well as local and national muso’s and personalities being interviewed, there were international celebrities’, including household names like astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Radio Port Douglas has been a shining beacon for the Douglas Shire and now in 2018 it becomes FAB FM.