Fiveaa’s breakfast team of David Penberthy and Will Goodings broadcast live from Kangaroo Island on Monday and then finished their first week back on air for 2020 by broadcasting live from Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills.
The team appreciated the opportunity to view and understand the scale of damage on Kangaroo Island and wanted to offer the same support to those Adelaide Hills residents who have been so greatly affected by the recent fire devastation.
For the broadcasts on Monday across Fiveaa the station was donating the revenue from live reads to the bushfire appeal and close to $20,000 was raised.
For the broadcast Friday, David and Will saw it as a great opportunity to highlight both the impact and, moving forward, what is required for the Adelaide Hills and its people to recover.
The Fiveaa breakfast hosts said, “We really wanted to get behind all those impacted in the Adelaide Hills and, like with those on Kangaroo Island, we know much needs to be done for so many people in the days and months to come. We want to remind people to throw their support behind the Adelaide Hills residents and businesses and spend time in this stunning part of SA.”
The breakfast studio on Friday was set up in the Emma & Ivy café in the main street of Lobethal (pictured). Fiveaa was encouraging listeners to book out the café and was paying for coffees today as an incentive.
Fiveaa station manager Craig Munn said: “David & Will and Fiveaa are committed to supporting all of the communities, towns and numerous families that have been affected by fires both on KI and in the Adelaide Hills. Broadcasting live from Kangaroo Island on Monday and from the main street of Lobethal is to encourage our listeners to support the beautiful Adelaide Hills – something that our station and David & Will are passionate about.”