The founders of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, radio station 2TM Tamworth, have unveiled a commemorative Golden Guitar Award statue in the courtyard of the 2TM studios to celebrate the 50th year of the Festival.
2TM General Manager Nikki Kenwrick was joined by former 2TM General Manager Max Ellis who was part of the original team that launched the first Festival back in 1972.
The statue stands just over 2 metres tall and is hand constructed from Australian steel by Troy Kenwrick that sits on a timber base, hand-finished by Joe Marshall.
Along with the unveiling of the Guitar, the 2TM courtyard now has a detailed history board that spans 7 metres in length.
The board includes the history of both 2TM and 92.9 radio stations, along with historic photos, including a photo from the first AgQuip event that was also founded by 2TM.
Commemorative 50th TCMF signs have also been erected at the exit driveway of the 2TM studios, featuring the original 2TM logo of the Bellringer.
At 87 years of age, 2TM is one of Tamworth’s oldest businesses, still successfully operating today.
The courtyard is open for viewing Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm.