Twin Cities FM

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89.7 FM / Twin Cities FM
City Joondalup, Western Australia
Broadcast area Wanneroo RA1 [1] (Joondalup & Wanneroo areas)
Slogan Community Radio for the North of Perth
Frequency 89.7 MHz FM
First air date 2001
Format Community interest & Music
Language(s) English
ERP 2kW N/200W S
Website Official website

Twin Cities FM (call sign: 6TCR), currently known on-air as 89-7, is a community radio station, broadcasting to the City of Wanneroo, and Joondalup areas. Their studios are presently located beside the Edith Cowan University in Joondalup.

History[edit]

89.7 commenced broadcasting on 16 November 2001, it was granted a permanent community broadcasting licence in 2002. As with many community based radio stations in Australia, it plays a wide range of music, and supports local WA artists as well as Australian artists.[citation needed] 89.7 regularly broadcasts from local events in the Wanneroo/Joondalup region. The station is run by volunteers in the community and offers opportunities for locals to gain experience in radio broadcasting.[citation needed] The station offers free promotion for non-profit community groups for their services, events and notices.[citation needed]

89.7 moved its operation to ECU Joondalup in May 2008, and returned to regular broadcasting in July 2008.

89.7 revokes National Radio News from 2013 and was replaced by local news.

89.7 will used new and improved news and sport updates sourced as Southern Cross Austereo starts from July 18, 2016 on weekdays from 6am to 6pm rather than Perth community radio stations like 91.3 SportFM and 98.5 Sonshine FM as well as Mandurah stations 97.3 CoastFM and 6MM 1116AM.

Membership[edit]

This station, as with around 95% of Australia's community radio stations, is a member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.[citation needed] 89.7 is also a member of Volunteering WA, Joondalup Business Association and Wanneroo Business Association.[citation needed]

Transmission[edit]

89.7 FM Broadcasts from a nominal site in High Road, Wanneroo sharing transmission facilities with 6IX's FM signal and various telecommunication company infrastructure. Its ERP is 2 kW N and 200W south, which covers the area of Wanneroo RA1 (Cities of Joondalup, and Wanneroo).

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Coordinates: 31°45′11″S 115°46′23″E / 31.752926°S 115.773181°E / -31.752926; 115.773181