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Tamworth Broadcasting Society launches a new country music history podcast series

Tuesday 04 August, 2020

88.9fm New England Northwest and 96.3fm Liverpool Plains stations, have launched on iHeartRadio a series of podcasts tracing the history of country music in Australia called Up Close & Country.
 
The station’s news editor Jon Wolfe, a respected and award-winning country music journalist and broadcaster, hosts a series of audio commentaries on the roots and the times that have seen Australian country music evolve for over a century.
 

Liverpool Plains have access to their first community radio station

Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Tamworth Broadcasting Society’s (TBS) new high power transmitter on Who’d-A-Thought-It lookout at Quirindi began broadcasting on Monday, 22nd June at 12 noon.

ACMA granted TBS a full broadcast repeater licence covering all of the Liverpool Plains. The Authority said this is one of the most significant licence approvals for community broadcasting in the region since FM broadcast commenced in the 1980’s.

ANZAC Day 2020 marks a new dawn for radio

Monday 20 April, 2020

For ANZAC Day this year ABC Radio Adelaide with Peter Goers will be broadcasting live from the local Dawn Service at the State National Memorial from 5.55am on Saturday 25 April on 891AM, DAB+ and via the ABC listen app.
 

Tamworth's 88.9FM gets the go ahead to broadcast into Quirindi

Saturday 11 April, 2020

Community Radio station 88.9fm Tamworth and Liverpool Plains Shire Council have signed a MOU for the commencement of broadcast services for Quirindi and the Liverpool Plains Shire.

Coronavirus continues to affect radio as Kyle, Jackie O & Amanda broadcast from home

Tuesday 17 March, 2020
The effects of COVID-19 on the radio industry are only just beginning to be felt, and it’s more than likely that over coming weeks listeners will hear a number of line-up changes as more infections come to light.
 
Already Alan Jones, Ray Hadley, John & Ross, Fitzy & Wippa are presenting programs remotely, while Richard Wilkins and David Campbell are in isolation 
 

Tamworth's 88.9FM listeners fill up for under 90 cents/litre

Monday 16 December, 2019

88.9FM’s joint promotion with Mobil Transwest on the weekend saw residents of the drought affected city get an early Christmas present with fuel for 88.9 cents/litre.
 
Over 3 hours on Saturday, Mobil and regional fuel suppliers contributed to reduce fuel prices to assist residents going through drought conditions while 88.9FM kept the hundreds of drivers entertained and informed of the traffics process.

Drought affected community radio stations need urgent assistance

Thursday 17 October, 2019

While CRA has reported a 10.2% dip in advertising for commercial metropolitan stations, and then SCA advising sharholders of an expected revenue drop across their radio and TV networks, some community radio stations in drought affected areas are now really beginning to feel the pinch.

Leading community stations can now be heard on iHeartradio Australia

Thursday 11 July, 2019

iHeartRadio, and the CBAA have signed an agreement to allow community radio stations to join the iHeartRadio Australia service.

88.9fm Tamworth celebrates 5 years of changes

Friday 10 May, 2019

This week Tamworth’s 88.9 FM celebrated 5 years since the community station re branded from 2YOU FM, a major change for the station and the result of extensive research.

Scott Mcilveen joins Tamworth's 88.9FM

Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Scott Mcilveen has been appointed Sales Manager at 88.9FM in Tamworth.

An experienced Sales Manager and music talent manager, he has recently moved to Tamworth from Sydney and has previously worked at SONY MUSIC and been in and around radio and media for the past 20 years.

This industry background plus a strong local stakeholder network, ensures he delivers the most up to date strategic approaches to the growing station. 

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