We are so thankful to you, our Sonshine family, who wholeheartedly supported us during our recent Radiothon. With your help we not only met, but well and truly exceeded our target of $209,000, finishing at a total of $241,337, to help us meet our ongoing practical needs that keep us broadcasting hope in Jesus 24 hours a day. Annual Music royalties of $37,000, transmitter costs of $69,000, station electricity and studio equipment etc.

We’ve also been able to fund two rare, large, ‘out of budget’ needs. Firstly, the fact that trees on the the land we broadcast from are now blocking our microwave studio to transmitter link, meaning we have to relocate that to clear a path before we lose our signal completely – at a cost of $39,000 – and secondly the replacement of our core computer server and back up network, which, as the ‘beating heart’ of our broadcast and IT network, is almost set to fail and will cost of $26,000 to replace.

As a listener-funded, community broadcaster we can only continue to do what we do, bringing hope in Jesus to the people of Perth and beyond, with your help. We are blown away by your support and cannot thank you enough.

Radiothon was also a whole lot of fun, with guests including Radiothon regulars like Rick Ardon, Michael Thompson, Monika Cos, and Tina Altieri, along with first timers like Beau Pearson, Lee Steele, and Premier Roger Cook. Each of these guests brought their own personality, fun and insight to our Radiothon theme – Hope To Every Moment. And, as always you inspired and encouraged us with your stories of what Sonshine means to you, and how we have brought hope in the moments you needed it most.

Stories like Bronte, whose sister was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and was not a Christian: “We’d have a terrible hospital visit and then hop back in the car and you guys would give us joy, get us laughing again, your music just brought life back into us. Because my sister was listening to the station she now gives glory to God for everything. We’ve seen healing, we’ve seen breakthrough, and it’s because we were listening to a station that brings the message of Christ at the forefront of everything that my sister now knows and has a better relationship with God. She has a testimony that’s still being written and when she gets to the end of it all it’s just going to blow people away with how good God can be.”

Thank you again for helping us continue to bring Hope To Every Moment!