Welcome to the new website of Tourist FM Radio for Hervey Bay & the Fraser Coast
At the moment we are covering the River Heads, Booral & Turtle Cove areas of Hervey Bay Qld Australia – More coverage of areas of the Fraser Coast to come soon !!!
Photo’s of our latest Outside Broadcast for RiverFest 2016 are now available, we broadcast for the full 6 hours of RiverFest both on 88 FM & Online – For Photo’s PLEASE CLICK HERE
Apps for smartphones are now available to listen to the station – Please search for “Tourist FM Radio” on Play Store (Android) iPhone App Store or BlackBerry World
On the air now !!!! – Our first locally produced programs thanks to Peter Carey, Geoff Luxton, Paul Davis & Des Kinne – Over 9 hours of local tourist information & great music – We are broadcasting the program (on a continuous loop) on our Booral transmitter (87.8FM) – River Heads (88FM) as well as streaming online – We are now on tunein
We now have a computer predicted coverage map showing the areas the radio station can reach now that we are on the air full time CLICK HERE to see map
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Justin Scott BC
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Please Note – We are a “Not For Profit” organisation & we are associated with the River Heads Progress Association – A sub-committee has been set up to hopefully obtain grants & obtain financial help in getting this local tourist radio station on the air – We are also closely working with the local “Not for profit” Tourist Information dept. (Fraser Coast Opportunities)
The station is now broadcasting to nearly 3000 people who live in the local area as well as thousands of tourists who come to visit each year especially for the “Whale Watching” season & Fraser Island
For the latest information and feedback please look at our Facebook page by CLICKING HERE
SO WHAT IS TOURIST INFORMATION RADIO?
Tourist radio is very popular in all states – There are Tourist Radio stations in lots of (mainly rural) towns in every state around Australia, Therefore why don’t you see them in every town? – It’s quite simple, it’s because of the lack of available frequencies (there are only 3) – Most large towns & cities have no available frequencies due to the fact that they are already being used by other narrowcasting (mainly profit making) stations such as religious groups, horse racing, TAB, niche music stations (i.e. Dance, Jazz etc.) ethnic groups etc. – We are very lucky here in Hervey Bay that we now have 2 frequencies available which we can use for Tourist radio – Our stations are located on the eastern side of Hervey Bay which are ideal for tourists to tune into if visiting or arriving from Fraser Island or flying into the area via the local airport – Coverage of our radio station (using a decent car radio) is from Urangan (North of the airport) with continuous coverage to River Heads in the south (which is approx. 17 km of road if using our two frequencies)
For more information on Tourist Radio in Western Australia please click on the logo below