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City Park Radio Museum, Launceston

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City Park Radio is a community radio station in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, broadcasting on the frequency 103.7 FM and is a member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.
The station started broadcasting on 7 April 1986, from facilities in Newnham as 7LTN-fm. In 1988, the station moved to the 100-year-old City Park Cottage in Launceston's City Park and started using the name City Park Radio. In 1993, work was started on a new studio complex behind the cottage.
The music played on City Park Radio includes country, dance, hip hop, classical, jazz, alternative, rock, folk, musicals, blues and ethnic. The station also has non-music programming including news, discussion of issues such as the environment, women's issues, book reviews, job and training issues. The programming is also multicultural, with programs in over ten languages.
Inside the City Park Cottage is a radio museum, with over fifty radios dating from the early 1930s.
In September 1996, presenter Tim Moon broke the world record for "The Longest Single Continuous Broadcast By One Announcer". He was on air for 122 hours, 20 minutes and 3 seconds, breaking the previous record by just over 1 hour.
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  • An unexpected find after visiting the monkey enclosure in the park. The Museum holds the earliest radio and record players through to now. A very knowledgeable gentleman (volunteer) took us on a... 
    An unexpected find after visiting the monkey enclosure in the park. The Museum holds the earliest radio and record players through to now. A very knowledgeable gentleman (volunteer) took us on a...  more »
  • What a gem this place is. For a gold coin donation you get the royal treatment. Thanks for an interesting tour. Geoff and Pip 
    What a gem this place is. For a gold coin donation you get the royal treatment. Thanks for an interesting tour. Geoff and Pip  more »
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  • I had a great time announcing on the breakfast show Sundays 6am - 9am
  • Always good. Best radio station in Australia

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