88.9 Tamowrth initiates drought relief concert

Well below average rain and widespread drought across the New England Northwest Region of NSW is starting to take its toll.

Many farmers have sold off all but their core breeding stock and they have been left hand-feeding for months. Money is tight and debts are mounting.

To assist the drought hit farmers, Tamworth community station 88.9FM has combined with Tamworth Regional Council to initiate a drought relief We Care concert later this month.

Other local community stations have teamed up to broadcast the concert, whcih will be heard across the region on Tamworth (88.9), Narrabri (2MAX), Inverell (STA FM), Tenterfield (2TEN) and Glenn Innes (2CBD).

88.9FM CEO George Frame told the Gyra Argus the campaign committee was blown-away by the initial support from the community:

“It’s been taken-on quicker than we expected it to be.I think it’s because everybody’s touched by what the farmers are going through, whether it’s emotionally or on a business basis.”

Lee Kernaghan will headline the concert, which will also feature Pixie Jenkins (who is also a community radio announcer), The Crosby Sisters, Lyn Bowtell, and a range of local artists.

Concert details:
Sunday, July 22, 2018
West Tamworth Leagues Club
Phillip Street West Tamworth

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