Apple 98.5 FM


Who We Are

3APL Apple 98.5fm (Bacchus Marsh Community Radio Inc) is a community-driven radio station, run by dedicated volunteers who are passionate about our local community. We are a member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and actively strive to provide a range of quality programs which cater to the diverse interests of our community.

We have a variety of music shows ranging from Hard Rock to Rockabilly, Metal to Modern Hits, as well as informative, Ethnic, and religious programs.

Based at Darley Hub we support the local community within the Moorabool Shire through a variety of events and Outside Broadcasts which have included:
ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day ceremonies
Bacchus Marsh Flower and Garden Show
Bacchus Marsh Strawberry and Cherry Festival
Ballan Autumn Festival
Ballarat Football Netball League (Bacchus Marsh and Darley home games)
Car Shows
Christmas Festival/Carols By Candlelight
Darley Market
Fundraising Barbecues
Greek Food and Olive Festival
Halloween Festival
Pulse Mini Market
Relay for Life
Spring Festival
The Big 80’s Party
Walk With Her
& more


Read about our history on Wikipedia

Notable Alumni:
Claire Stuchbery, host of “Firewater” on PBS FM Melbourne
Matilda Marozzi, journalist and producer at ABC Radio
Michael Clough, commentator for Foxtel’s broadcasts of the Australian Ice Hockey League


Our Members are dedicated and active within the community, and help our station in a variety of ways. Hosting shows, supporting Outside Broadcasts, providing Tech support, voice-overs and administration are just some of the ways that you can support our station as a member. We also run programs to support our community’s youth in developing their skills and confidence both operating and participating within the radio station.

To apply to become a member please email


Sponsors receive regular, tailor-made Sponsorship Announcements broadcast during a variety of shows as well as being promoted via our Facebook page plus you logo on our website. As a sponsor, you will also be supporting an active community based and oriented organisation.

To enquire about becoming a sponsor please email

Committee Of Management

Executive Committee

President: Karellyn Dangar
Vice President: Leigh Stancliffe
Secretary: Tania Butcher
Treasurer: Robin Ray

Ordinary Members

AR Gadsby
Alice White
Michael Ray


IT Manager: Marcel Berka
OH&S Officer: Helen McCallum
Outside Broadcasts Coordinator: Leigh Stancliffe
Production Coordinator: Leigh Stancliffe
Sponsorship & Fundraising: Vacant
Station Manager: Alice White
Technical Coordinator: Andrew Bainbridge
Training & Education: Bill Lucas

Acknowledgement Of Country

Apple 98.5fm broadcast from the lands of both the Wurundjeri and Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation.
We acknowledge and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging

Codes Of Conduct

Apple 98.5fm (3APL) follows the community broadcasting codes of practice set out by the Australian Communication Media Authority.
You can read these guidelines by clicking on this link

If you hear anything on this station you think breaches these guidelines write to…

Apple 98.5fm
PO Box 458
Bacchus Marsh
VIC 3340

If you are dissatisfied with the response or the station has not answered your complaint within 60 days send your complaint to…

Community Broadcasting and Safeguards Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box Q500, Queen Victoria Building
NSW 1230

Fax: (02) 9334 7799

Volunteer Members Handbook