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

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.

 Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope, says The Australian Communications Media Authority  has granted Radio 88.9fm a full FM licence to re-broadcast the station’s programming from Council’s communications tower site on Who-A-Thought-It Lookout, west of the Quirindi town centre.
“Discussions  between the  parties have been ongoing  for over  four years but  were held up waiting for the ACMA to allocate a frequency and licence for the transmission of 88.9fm across th e region, “ he said.
Radio 88.9fm CEO, George Frame, says the station’s Board was pleased with the final result as it has been an arduous process in gaining the licence, even though the region was within the station’s licence area.
He says the stations current main transmission site, west of Tamworth, was prevented from providing a clear signal to the region due to mountainous terrain between Tamworth and Quirindi.
Mr Frame says the station would be relaying 88.9fm programming across the Shire and broadcasting on 96.3fm and that many within the region already listened to the station via iHeart Radio and the stations internet streaming with the new frequency providing a clear signal for new listeners.
Mr Frame added that the new service will allow access for Council, local organisations and residents to the 88.9fm regional news service, and some local broadcasting from Quirindi.
Broadcasts on the new frequency 96.3fm will commence in coming weeks after infrastructure has been completed and tested.




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