107.1MHz or 90.9MHz


107.1MHz or 90.9MHz

Our Charter

To promote a thriving, sustainable tourism industry within our region and create awareness on the importance of protecting and respecting our environment.


Paul Makin :: Director – Announcer

Paul has been in the media for over fifty years with diverse expertise in radio, television, feature films, corporate videos and voice-over projects.

Starting off as a Cine-Cameraman, his foray into Journalism happened in the Seventies at Radio 5KA in Adelaide where he was a senior member of the Newsroom. He then headed to Sydney where he hosted the highly rated Sunday morning program Nightwatch on Radio 2UE and was the first reporter to arrive on the scene at the Granville Rail Disaster in 1977 where for 48 hours he broadcasted to the nation from the scene.

Paul was one of the senior journalists on the top rated Willesee at 7 program on the Seven Network where he became an National media identity. After leaving Willesee Paul went on to host the national TV game show $50,000 Letterbox while also working in Melbourne radio. At radio station 3UZ he found himself at Newport Rhode Island for Australia's successful tilt at the America Cup. “That was a highlight” says Paul “Standing on Alan Bonds boat and seeing that winged keel come out of the water for all to see was a moment I will never forget”.

In recent times Paul has been behind the microphone at radio stations 2GB, 2UE and ABC News Radio in Sydney, Radio 5AA in Adelaide and has hosted the top rating Today Tonight program on Channel 7.

Now his passion is based within the Douglas Shire.

Marion Makin :: Director

With a background in business management and leadership, Marion has wide-ranging expertise in commercial enterprise and is experienced in working with a diverse range of clients, from private individuals to larger corporations. An entrepreneur at heart Marion has been involved in a variety of small business start-ups, acquiring extensive business establishment and managerial experience in a broad range of areas.

Coupled with this she has worked in the government sector in the areas of education and health.  She was seconded to undertake the establishment of a pilot project involving the pooling of federal and state government funding for allocation to various health and aged care providers in a rural community.

Marion spent five years in Sydney establishing and growing a specialist landlord insurance business which was sold to Vero as part of the sale of the national company, now part of the Suncorp Group.

She brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for providing excellent customer service which we know our clients will appreciate and come to expect.

Over the years Marion has served her community in local government, having been a Councillor with the District Council of Ceduna and a director of the Ceduna Hospital Board.  In recognition of her many years of involvement in sport within the community she has been awarded a Life Membership of the Ceduna Sports Club.

Gary 'Gazza' McIlroy :: On-Air Personality & Marketing Guru

Gary ‘Gazza’ McIlroy presents his ‘Gazzamataz’ afternoon show between 4pm & 7pm. 

Prior to FAB FM, Gazza presented an afternoon radio show across NQ and built up a huge following. He has hosted many FNQ events in recent years, including Feast of the Senses, the successful Banana Split World Record attempt, the Cardwell UFO Festival, Harvey Norman Kick Challenge and Cassowary Coast Relay for Life.

Prior to coming to Queensland, Gazza was Morning Presenter and Producer on Plains FM 96.9 in Christchurch, NZ. He also presented a vintage soul, funk and reggae show on Saturday evenings and co-hosted the NZ Radio Award winning sports talkback show ‘A Belch On Sport’.

Gazz’s radio career started in 1985 at the age of 18, on Radio St Helier, a hospital radio station in South London. In 1987 he moved to Community Development Radio 86FM, based in Shepherds Bush London, on a project focused on bonding different ethnic communities throughout the Greater London region. He also presented on a number of other alternative stations, some of which had a significant influence on the direction of FM radio in the late 80’s. By the 90’s, he had taken up a regular slot on WNK 103.3FM, London’s first fully legal black music orientated station. Gazza’s next move was to another new London station, Choice FM.

For many years Gazza was DJ’ing around London in pubs and clubs entertaining the punters with a wide selection of music from House to Rock and Roll, from Trance to Pop until he made the life changing decision to move ‘Down Under’.

And the rest as they say is ‘History’.