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Save our community station

Save our community station

Triple B fm 89.1 in Tanunda is calling out for help to find a new home for the community radio station run by volunteers.

The possibility of The Barossa Council land the station currently resides on, off of Basedow Road, Tanunda, being swapped with land owned by Chateau Tanunda has put serious concerns on where Triple B will be able to broadcast.

While the radio station has been aware they weren’t going to be able to stay at the railway station since they were told so in 2015, the last two years of uncertainty has been too much for the station and they have decided to be proactive in finding a new home.

For the last 20 years, the community has been tuning into Triple B from their current Tanunda railway spot. While the location has a good space, the
building itself has slowly been deteriorating to the point of requiring significant renovation.

Triple B has a number of constraints and challenges to face in finding a new place for the station, including the fact that the radio station is a not-for-profit organisation.

Instead of waiting 12 to 18 months to find out the results of what will happen to the land, Triple B has decided to stop waiting around and start searching for a new location.

Sandie Simons, Triple B secretary, said that the station hopes they can stay in the Barossa to broadcast since they have been here for the last 20 years.

“We need to be proactive and seriously start looking at alternatives… We do really want to stay in the Barossa, we are the Barossa Broadcasting Board, even
 though we say Barossa and beyond. The Barossa is the home of the radio station,” said Sandie.

Margaret Williams, Triple B president, said that the Barossa Broadcasting Board is hoping the community will get behind the move.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.