Changing stations – next stop Nuriootpa

March 22, 2020

A group of people standing in a line in front of the new 5BBB FM studios

The old Tanunda railway station was home to 5BBB FM for more than 20 years.

While it was a picturesque, heritage-listed building on the outskirts of town, the station was actually very run down with rats and snakes regular visitors.

When the building was sold to a developer in 2017, the team at 5BBB welcomed the opportunity to relocate to somewhere more central where they could build suitable studios and create a welcoming environment for volunteers and community visitors alike.

A call-out to local organisations resulted in new premises at Barossa Village in the heart of Nuriootpa. And with help from a CBF Development & Operations grant, 5BBB were able to set up two new studios and a reception area, purchase equipment and replace their 20-year old transmitter linking equipment.

The new station has literally given us a new lease of life. We now have modern, professional studios that are a pleasure to work in and, perhaps more importantly, an attractive place to welcome and engage with our community.

5BBB Fm were supported with our Development & Operations grants.

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