Friends of FM – January 2017

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Happy New Year to all our members, volunteers and listeners. Your contribution keeps community radio live and alive in Launceston. To members, friends and listeners who sent Christmas cards, cake and chocolate and best wishes for the station and volunteers, Thank You. Your feedback (and chocolate) invigorates us to do more good and diverse radio. […]

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Friends of FM – December 2016

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LAUNCESTON CHRISTMAS PARADE Once again, City Park Radio took to the streets to welcome in the Christmas season as part of the Apex Club’s Christmas Parade. Maureen & Les Martin provided something in the tradition of red for the  parade to carry the young ‘uns who couldn’t walk. The red mustangs in their shiny delight […]

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Friends of FM – November2016

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CITY PARK RADIO HOUSE BAND The City Park Radio House Band has had its first practice session in Studio D. Dan Stephens, Fiona Brown, Chris Sayer and  Terry Neal .. ….marvel how Terry reads music upside down. Just how much musical talent is there at CPR .. to join them, contact Dan Stephens. Pic. Jim […]

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Friends of FM – October 2016

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ACCOLADES FOR OUR RADIO SPORTS Well done to the captain of the City Park Radio commentary team, David Mohr, on another huge season covering footy, basketball and soccer. Absolute star and everyone who listens, or works with you, knows how professional you are. The quality of the City Park Radio local sport coverage is fantastic […]

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Friends of FM – September 2016

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REACHING FOR THE SKY You know – it takes more than two hands to handle a whopper ! Preliminary work has started for the translator at City Park Radio. Our member Brian Watson has brought his considerable skills and knowledge to the fore to assist our technical team to install the first link in the […]

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Friends of FM – August 2016

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MOVEMENT WITH A FORKLIFT FOR RADIO Dressed to kill .. Les Martin and his trusty safety beanie unloads the new radio translator mast from the supplier. Les says it’s a bit like a meccano set … Let’s hope he hasn’t accidently scrubbed the assembly letters off each piece so no one knows how to put […]

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Friends of FM – July 2016

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HIGH ON A HILL WITHOUT A LONELY GOAT HERD ….No they are not building an ark … nor are they high on a hill looking for a lonely goat herd…. They are City Park Radio volunteers looking over the site for our new translator. The project is now starting to enter the construction phase. All […]

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Friends of FM – June 2016

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LIVE MUSIC at CITY PARK RADIO Performing Live on Brekkie with Mike, The Kenzie Kids with their Irish jigs. These young people busk in the City and also perform at the Harvest Market. Mike Conlon had them live in the Studio on the Brekkie program and they were excellent. Mike says their playing was very good […]

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Friends of FM – May 2016

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CITY PARK RADIO CELEBRATES Last month we mentioned April 14 was our anniversary of full licence radio broadcasting. From the early days at Alanvale college, to the move to the City Park Cottage — we have been broadcasting every day for 30 years… thanks to the efforts of many volunteers… A special cake was ordered […]

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Friends of FM – April 2016

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A NEW STATION ON AIR From The Examiner April 15, 1986 Launceston’s first non-profit radio station 7LTN (FM) broadcast for the first time on a permanent licence yesterday. The station which is operated mostly by volunteers has a 103.7Mhz on the FM band. The station will provide programs for the widest cross-section of the community. […]

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