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City Park Radio, 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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Many visitors to Launceston choose to settle into one of the area's spacious rental apartments, which offer large rooms and plenty of privacy. Equally comfortable, the city's centrally located four-star hotels include onsite restaurants and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs and satellite channels. A less expensive alternative, Launceston's inns provide a convenient base for backpackers and causal travelers arriving without prior reservations. If you want something atmospheric and historical, look for guesthouses located in well-preserved Georgian and Victorian buildings. 
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  • this magic place was just inside the gate at city park, engulfed in wisteria flower. lady outside invited us in and showed us all around (volunteer)took us into the studio, told us how it all worked, ...  more »
  • Interesting to see the old radios and to also get a glimpse of the working radio station. Presenter on the day we visited was not very pleasant (quite rude) but the lady who showed us around was frien...  more »
  • The City Park Radio Museum is a hidden gem inside City Park! The entrance is within the park (near the monkey enclosure). Our guide Ian showed us through the museum and working studio. My children (ag...  more »
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