Taylor Swift has emerged victorious in her lawsuit against a US radio host after a jury ruled that the singer was groped at a concert in 2013. As People reports, it took just six days in a Denver courtroom for the jury to decide that David Mueller had assaulted Swift during a backstage meet-and-greet at her show at the Pepsi Center, where he was accused of groping the pop star underneath her skirt. Though Mueller counter-sued the 27-year-old artist for slander and that her claims ruined his career, the judge said the DJ failed to show any evidence that Swift had attempted to get him fired. As requested, Swift has been awarded $US1. "I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration, my attorneys Doug Baldridge, Danielle Foley, Jay Schaudies and Katie Wright for fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support throughout this four-year ordeal and two-year long trial process," Swift said in a statement. "I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial…
Following the release of her latest single, 83 Days, Brisbane-based artist Wafia will embark on an east coast tour of Australia next month. As well as supporting UK outfit London Grammar in Brisbane, the Netherlands-born songwriter will perform headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Wafia will be joined at both shows by electro artist Buoy at both dates, while dance trio GAUCI will open in Sydney. Wafia's forthcoming EP, VIII, is due out on 13 October via Future Classic. 
The all-Aussie stack is led by the likes of Meg Mac, Ball Park Music, The Preatures, Horrorshow and Holy Holy, with the wider roster filled out by a range of new and old favourites covering a diversity of sounds and subcultures. The ranks include artists such as Kim Churchill, Bad//Dreems, Sampa The Great, The Bennies, Ali Barter, Ivan Oozeand The Cactus Channel, as well as being rounded out by emergent stars Dear Seattle, Press Club, Maddy Jane, Betty & Oswald, WHARVES, Sons Of Jaguar, Scabz and a yet-to-be-revealed triple j Unearthed winner, 'coz there's always one of those. More acts are still to be announced come September.This year marks the 14th event for FOTSUN, which has well and truly grown into a favourite destination festival for artists, fans and industry alike. Camping options are available — including the luxe Tent City VIP area — and there will be a free shuttle running for folks who live within 10km of the fest but don't want to stay on-site. "After such positive feedback on last year’s larger line-up and bigger side-stage artists, we’ve continued to build FOTSUN in 2017 and are looking toward a bright future," festival director Simon Luke said in…

Showcase Australia Celebrates 5 Years!

Showcase Australia celebrates five years on air! It all started in 2011 during CMA’s Fan Fest in Nashville when Connie Kis ANDERSEN was approached by Lee Williams, C.E.O. of Country Music Radio Nashville to present a one hour radio program showcasing Australian Country Music to CMR Nashville’s world-wide listening audience. A huge believer in supporting her industry, her peers and growing audiences to do so, she hesitantly agreed to do the job and on September 8, 2011 her first radio show went to air. The one-hour program, SHOWCASE AUSTRALIAintroduces listeners every week to singles, new releases and charted hits that are currently at Australian country radio by Australian artists - signed and unsigned - well known and emerging. Photo Courtesy of Cliff Woodroofe …….. Andersen's broad insights as a multi award winning artist and songwriter herself, has brought a unique perspective to the program that has given this popular show its niche quality, growth and longevity. It is now syndicated to over 25 stations, within Australia and around the world, online and terrestrially, accounting for over 40 hours air time each week. “I must admit, it was one of the hardest jobs I have ever taken on – especially having…

Gin Gin Community Broadcasters AGM

The Gin Gin Community is invited to nominate and attend GIN GIN COMMUNITY BROADCASTERS INC NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Update on Bella's Story

We are sad to announce the passing of Bella last Thursday, June 23rd. If you are interested in assisting with the funeral expenses or care of Bella's family during this difficult time, please contact 104.9fm for information.
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