After 3 years of radio silence in Tennant Creek, 8CCC Community Radio Inc is getting ready to recommence broadcasting to its Barkly listeners on the 102.1FM frequency.
“It’s an exciting time for 8CCC. A brand new studio has been constructed and we’re working together with the Tennant Creek Training Centre, Barkly Regional Arts and CAAMA to get the region’s oldest community-run broadcaster back on the air in Tennant Creek”, says 8CCC President, Edan Baxter.
“We’re also delighted that we’ve had financial support from the Community Broadcasting Foundation, the NT Community Benefit Fund, and practical support from a number of local businesses to help this all happen. Its been a big effort and definitely worthwhile.”
“8CCC Community Radio has always had a strong listenership across the region and we’ve got some fantastic specialist music shows that play great Country, Folk, World, Reggae, Rock and Classical music from all over the world. We also have an organisational commitment to play 33% local music; that is, music inspired by the Central Australian & Barkly regions – so we really want to support local musicians also.”
8CCC OPEN DAY THIS SATURDAY & CALL OUT FOR TENNANT CREEK BASED PRESENTERS!
As a prelude to an official launch party planned for later in 2013, a small team of 8CCC representatives will be in Tennant Creek for an Open Day and community training sessions this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (28th to 30th June).
“After a 2 to 3 year absence in Tennant Creek due to technical and operational challenges, we are looking forward to reconnecting with our listeners up there and supporting new Tennant Creek programming ideas”, says 8CCC Training Coordinator, Joy Taylor.
TUNE IN ON 102.1FM THIS FRIDAY EVENING
8CCC Community Radio will be “broadcasting live” to air from the 8CCC studio at the Tennant Creek Training Centre on Friday evening to start the weekend off – so pop in to the station or tune in on 102.1FM. You can also stream live over the internet on www.8ccc.com.au/live.