WE don't get to listen to their voices in Orange, but Sydney heard ours on Friday when Moonman in the Morning broadcast from the Ophir Hotel.
Moonman in the Morning, featuring comedian Lawrence Moonman, Gus Worland and Jess Eva from The Block held breakfast radio shows in Dubbo on Wednesday and Thursday before setting up at Orange's Ophir Hotel on Friday morning, designed to give Sydney listeners an insight into the impacts of the drought.
Mr Moonman and Mr Worland also held events at the South Dubbo Tavern on Wednesday night and the Mooney Railway Hotel in Parkes on Thursday, where Mr Worland held sessions as part of his charity, Gotcha 4 Life, and Mr Moonman delivered some comedy.
Mr Worland said they wanted to offer some information and advice on mental health, while being able to enjoy a beer and a few laughs.
Photos from Friday's broadcast...
"Around Orange, people were saying it looks so much better than it looks further west, but they were doing it tough," he said.
"The drought will end one day and we hope they'll be in good spirits - we've found people just love the fact that we've turned up and shown an interest and we've been able to broadcast back into the city."
Mr Worland said the team requested the Ophir because they wanted to broadcast from a community hub rather than a studio and it was a good time to be talking about mental health, particularly given the expectations on men were changing.
"Men are like sponges at the moment, they want information on what it takes to be a man today - we're allowed to show our emotions now," he said.
On Friday, the show continued raising funds through its partnership with Coles, which has given the CWA funds to distribute to drought-affected farming families to help cover household expenses.
The Ophir added an extra $850 to the kitty from its Schnitty Night on Thursday, where $4 from every schnitzel was donated.
Publican Tim Ireson, who grew up on a farm in Booligal, said more than 200 schnitzels were cooked.
"A town like Orange has so many supporting businesses in agribusiness and it's really important for those guys to get a bit of acknowledgement," he said.
DO YOU WANT MORE ORANGE NEWS?
Receive our free newsletters delivered to your inbox, as well as breaking news alerts. Sign up below ...