Become a Fine Music 102.5 Bequestor
Fine Music is Australia's first stereo FM radio station.
As an independent broadcaster we rely on philanthropic funds and sponsorship to support the work of our volunteers in keeping us on air 24 hours a day every day. Bequests have facilitated significant strides forward throughout the station's over 40 year history.
Bequests are such a demonstrative confirmation of how much our programs have meant to a listener that they touch the hearts of all our volunteers who devote so much of their time and talent to keeping us on air. If you enjoy fine music and wish to see it continue to be part of our future, please consider leaving a gift to Fine Music 102.5 in your Will.
Your legacy will help Fine Music 102.5 continue to broadcast the very best in classical music and jazz and to educate future generations of classical music lovers and musicians through our Youth Development programs.
Fine Music 102.5 is the trading name of the Music Broadcasting Society of NSW Co-Operative Ltd, a Charitable Institution entitled to receive income tax deductible donations.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
Why does Fine Music 102.5 need my bequest?
We receive little government financial support for the operation of the station. A major part of the income required to operate the station comes from the music lovers who appreciate the service we provide all day every day. Without this support the station would eventually cease to exist.
If I decide to leave a bequest to Fine Music 102.5, what form should it take?
All bequests are appreciated equally. There are several options for bequests:
Specific Gift: This specifies an amount of money or property or some other asset.
Percentage or Fractional Bequest: This specifies that a percentage or fraction of the total value of your estate be willed to Fine Music 102.5
Residual Bequest: This wills to Fine Music 102.5 the remainder of your estate after all expenses have been met and all other beneficiaries have received their inheritances.
Whole Estate: This wills the value of your entire estate to Fine Music 102.5
What wording should I use in my will?
You should consult your solicitor or professional advisor. However, we recommend the following wording:
"I give to the Music Broadcasting Society of New South Wales Co-operative Limited (ABN 64 379 540 010), for its general purposes (the whole) or (a specific amount or gift) or (a percentage) or (the residue) of my estate free of all duties for which a receipt from the Secretary or other authorised person will be sufficient discharge for the executor."
May I nominate how my bequest is to be used?
Yes, you may, but it is preferred that you delegate this responsibility to the Board of Directors, who are all dedicated volunteers and are aware of the station's needs and priorities which can change with the passage of time.
How do I change my will to nominate Fine Music 102.5 as a beneficiary?
An amendment, known as a codicil, can be made easily by your solicitor for a small fee.
Will my bequest be recognised if I so choose?
Unless you choose to remain anonymous, your bequest will be recognised on the Memorial Honour Board at Fine Music 102.5 Studios or in some cases will receive naming rights. If you advise us that you have left a gift to Fine Music 102.5 in your will, you become a member of Fine Music Supporters.
If I have further questions, who do I contact?
Please contact Morgan Merrell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone during office hours on (02) 9439 4901 for advice on a confidential basis.