Tasmanian Radio


#22

When I first visited Tassie in Jan 2000, 7XS ran a local request show in the evening. Someone requested the latest Killing Heidi song- they didn’t have it!


#23

Well, I guess they didn’t have the internet rolled out on the West Coast back then, so couldn’t easily transport content between stations like they can now.


#24

Tasmanian radio station Pulse FM, now broadcasting to the pacific on 4835khz Shortwave between 1400 and 2000 UTC!


#25

Grant Broadcasters is boosting its local news coverage for its Tasmanian stations.


#26

All done out of Hobart presumably.


#27

That’s awesome! I really admire what Grant Broadcasters do in Tasmania.


#28

Similar to the local news Grant Broadcasters do in Geelong which is quite good. I often use their websites and Facebook pages for local news as it doesn’t have a paywall


#29

About time really. The only local news worth listening to at the moment is on abc local.


#30

#31

The guy wires were detonated on the old 7NT AM transmitter masts yesterday at Kelso bringing them to the ground. The land has recently been sold and I understand as part of the sale Broadcast Australia covered the cost.
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#32

It’s been how many years? Very slow.


#33

Yeah the 711AM transmission was shut down around 2006 I think ? Or was it 2008…


#34

I’m amazed BA have held onto the site for either length.


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#37

To bring this topic back to life, commercial radio in parts of Tasmania is going through some exciting times.

Firstly, this occurred in North West Tasmania:

And from Monday 1st April, commercial DAB+ transmissions in Hobart will commence.


#38

I guess the question is will there be anything extra actually worth listening too on DAB…


#39

Looking at their “Song History” page on their websites at this moment on a Sunday afternoon during the AFL season, it appears the Grant stations in Northern Tasmania are not taking AFL Nation this year.

This leaves Triple M Hobart as the only commercial station in all of Tasmania to broadcast the AFL.


AFL Coverage
#40

Here’s a copy of the news opener advertising DAB+ coming to Hobart on April 1st, which aired just after 6 PM today on Triple M Hobart.


#41

Strangely low modulation levels on 105.7 SBS Radio Hobart. SBS is averaging 30% deviation, while other stations are averaging close to 100% (percentage of 75khz). The same with Triple J (although not as bad). Triple J here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qje5jfzEkHU