88.0 Kiewa-Tangam hits the airwaves

With the opening strains of Simon and Garfunkel’s classic hit Cecilia, 88.0 Indigo FM Kiewa-Tangam was launched Sunday evening 25 November around 7pm.

We’re so excited to announce that the culmination of several months of work behind the scenes from the Indigo FM Committee of Management and local community has us on the airwaves in Kiewa-Tangam on 88.0FM.

88.0 Indigo FM Kiewa-Tangam now joins our sites at Beechworth and Yackandandah as a full-time radio site, open for business. A fourth station at Chiltern is aiming to be on air early in 2019.

Our site is based right next to O’Neill’s Butchers at the Lion’s Den which is managed by the Lions Club of Kiewa-Tangambalanga. Indigo FM wishes to thank Peter Croucher for his efforts to secure this site.

If you’ve ever harboured a secret ambition to have your own radio show, well we want to talk to you about making that happen. We would love for you to become a regular presenter on 88.0 Indigo FM Kiewa-Tangam. Your show might be about music that you love – or films, IT, cars, gardening, sport etc. Talk to us about your passion and we will train you up to make it a reality.

Membership of Indigo FM ranges from $14 if you’re a student or pensioner/concession to $80 per annum for a business. That will get you two 30 second recorded announcements per day on our airwaves indicating your support of Indigo FM. Full Membership details are available here.

We’re also keen to take on volunteers who wish to support Indigo FM in a range of behind the scenes roles.

For all enquiries please email us on [email protected] or call Greg on 0448 110 212.

88.0 Indigo FM Kiewa-Tangam will be on air 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and plays a unique mix of music interspersed with announcements for local businesses and events. Musically we are very proud of the fact that our sites embrace diversity and play a minimum 50% Australian content, including a focus on current, independent Australian artists, many of whom are either based locally or have toured through the Indigo Shire playing at local festivals, pubs, wineries, cafes, halls etc. We mix this in with some familiar tunes and then change our playlist every 6 months to keep things sounding fresh.

Our licence category is a essentially a narrowcast licence which means low power and a very local transmission – approx 5km radius from the studio site. For this reason we are technically classed as “local radio” – as distinct from community radio.

This site is a true partnership between the Lions Club (for the site), Indigo Shire Council (whose recent Community Grant has enabled the purchase of equipment), Indigo FM members (whose funds allowed the investment of a licence purchase) and your community (who have been very generous to date with the donation of many pieces of equipment and furniture).

Tune in now!

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