City Park Radio
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (April 2012)|
|City of license||Launceston, Tasmania|
|First air date||7 April 1986|
|Callsign meaning||7LTN: Launceston|
|Owner||Launceston Community FM Group Inc.|
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.