For CITY PARK RADIO – LESS is MORE: a homegrown podcast

Looking for value in life…

What happens when a “mainlander” escapes to Tasmania and looks to connect with local food producers, furniture makers and secondhand gurus. It’s a remarkable journey….

Join Suzanne Derry as she explores how value, connection and community shape Launceston’s sustainability efforts, and learns that “Less is More”.
Hear this six part series each week on Thursday’s Long Lunch program starting June 4,

or binge now on our podcast page
This six part series was funded via the Community Broadcasting Foundation.


TAX RELIEF for you

Are you looking for a good place to make a last minute charitable tax deductible donation before the end of the financial year.

Look no further than City Park Radio…..

Your donations will assist to pay the considerable cost of running your community radio station … all donations are put straight into maintaining and operating City Park Radio equipment

And it is easy for you to donate..

With your credit card at hand, click the donate button on our website, enter your details and an amount over $2 and you’ll receive your tax deductible receipt immediately … just in time for your tax return.

Tax relief for you, and a smile and a big thank you from the volunteers at City Park Radio…. to make it easier for you, here’s the direct link

DOWNLOAD  JUNE Program Schedule HERE


From June 1st, some of your favourite programs are changing timeslots.

The Afghan Youth Program will now be heard on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday at 7pm

The Filipino program is moving to 1st & 3rd Saturdays at 12noon to allow a new weekly Nepalese program on Wednesdays at 7pm

The Spaniush program will be heard on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Mondays each month at 8pm

A new Czech program is starting on Tuesdays at 7pm and will alternate fortnightly with the German program

Cafe Italiano will move to 2nd & 4th Saturdays at the new time of 1pm


‘Rumblers roared along paved roads’ while Kerry Finch, Mal Scott, Chris Ball, William Scott, Catherine Scott recorded inside a soundproof studio.

During May, City Park Radio recorded and mastered a reading of “Bollygum” for Scotch Oakburn College.

It will be a resource for their junior school teaching and the recording is set for broadcast on City Park Radio at a later date.

A tale of precious places and treasured friends.
Amongst our forests and woodlands there are untouched pockets where time stands still.
This is a story of one such place and the creatures that dwell in its valley.
This is the story of Bollygum. . .  Gary Fleming


COVID and the Community

City Park Radio is still assisting the community during this time, helping out whenever we can.

Measuring out our studio D, we have been able to maintain our normal programs like the Hot Seat, Readings from the Examiner and The Geeks Review.

We’ve also been able to help the Bridgenorth Football Club start and maintain a 10 week podcast “Parrot Park Radio”.

They are a club with a big heart, and tall stories and they are counting down their top ten players … and in their 5th program managed to get their No.1 ticket holder onto the program, none less than the Prime Minister.

Listen in on their youtube channel each week …. 


Our office volunteers are heading back into the office on a full time basis from June 15th … on their usual rosters of Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 3pm.

Of course all the social and physical distancing rules still apply and the numbers of people who can be simultaneously be in the office at the same time is limited. So please keep your distance and assist our volunteers to keep safe and keep the office open.

The management committee considered re-opening the museum. After considering factors such as physical distancing, tourism from interstate, and the size of the museum room, it was agreed the museum will remain closed until September.

Also, the physical size of our broadcast studios restrict it to two people only at any one time, therefore we cannot accommodate visitor tours into the studios.

Management will review the prevailing conditions again in August.


The last twelve months has had its challenges and with these great challenges come amazing innovation and community connection. Community stations continue to be the lifeblood of communities – sharing public health and emergency information and fundraising for many local services as well as creating amazing content.

At City Park Radio we’ve created many special programs including A Mysterious Tale of the Tasmanian Tiger, Health Speak, Less is More and Medical Mysteries. We’ve also produced local stories and music with Jenna Carole (Charlotte Badger, Eliza, Mother Dear Mother and Speaking Musically), Carols By Candlelight and a special Anzac Day Service.  Then there is Lion Goats and The Misadventures of Agnetha Deveaux and of course our local sports broadcasts and live music broadcasts.

The CBAA awards celebrate the achievements, the achievements of volunteers, of innovation, perseverance, and community champions. There are 30 categories – and Adrian Wood is keen to nominate City Park Radio for some of them. Entries close July 17.

Please give Adrian some ideas about the best program you’ve heard — have a look at the categories and criteria…


The quarterly Public meeting scheduled for June 6th has been cancelled. When COVID restrictions are eased, we hope to resume our Public meetings in September.

6th – Sponsorship sub-committee  10am
6th – Programming meeting 11am
6th – Induction training  1pm   (numbers limited)
20th – Management meeting  9.30am


As business picks up again, now is the time to be front and centre with our radio audience … Phone Shirley  6334 7429 for a package to suit your business.

City Park Radio is searching for a sponsorship officer to assist with contacting and engaging local businesses. Ideally, you may have a record of selling, but more important, is a desire to meet and talk with local business about sponsoring a community radio station. The position would suit someone with one or two days to spare between 9am and 3pm.
If you, or someone you know, is up for the challenge, contact Jim Jacob 0429 596296 to discuss further.

Department of Health – COVID 19 – sponsored messages