kiwiAfter 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.”


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.

“Do you have a good face for community radio?  We’d love to meet you at the 8CCC Community Radio Open Day on Saturday 29th June from 11-4pm.  The 8CCC studio is located at the back of the Tennant Creek Training Centre on Staunton Street.”
“8CCC Community Radio wants more Tennant Creek voices on air.  You can record a station ID, a shout out, a program ID for your favourite program, your song, story or poetry or an announcement for your local club or group.  You can share your story about why you choose to live in Tennant Creek for the Many Voices One Place project.  If you are in a band, a songwriter, a writer, a poet we’d like to talk with you about putting your recorded material on air so more local people in Tennant Creek and Alice Springs can hear it.”
For those of you who are interested in learning more about community radio, 8CCC is also running two free introductory training sessions during the 8CCC Community Radio Open Day on Saturday at 11am and 1.30pm (sessions run for 2 hours). Bring along your ideas for new programs or program segments.   
Look out for 8CCC representatives in the main street and at the footy too.  Come and say hello!


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