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1287 2TM TAMWORTH

442 - 445 Goonoo Goonoo Road

Tamworth NSW 2340

Across the road from the Golden Guitar

ABOUT 2TM

Station History:
 

2TM has a long history with plenty of milestones. We cover a few of them below.
 

  • 1935: 2TM opened February 27th on 1300 kilocycles by Ernest Higginbotham and Tom Whitcombe.
     

  • 1936: Transmission power increased to 1000 watts.
     

  • 1937: New transmitter in Duri (February).
     

  • 1942: 2TM Women's Radio Club formed.
     

  • 1947: 2TM Women's Radio Club becomes the All Charities Club.
     

  • 1959: 2TM moves from 312 Peel Street Tamworth to its present location, Goonoo Goonoo Road South Tamworth, plus the erection of a 117 metre transmission tower on the corner of the New England Highway and Whitehouse Lane, 12 kilometres south of Tamworth.
     

  • 1965: The beginning of "Hoedown" by John Minson.
     

  • 1971: 36th anniversary featuring a country music concert starring Johnny Ashcroft. At the conclusion of the event, he was presented with 3 golden long-playing records as a souvenir. This led him to ask "Why don't you present more awards like this, and to all country music artists?". This idea was later taken up, leading to the creation of the Golden Guitar Awards.
     

  • 1973: The debut of the Golden Guitar Awards.
     

  • 1993: 2TM sold to the Super Radio Network.
     

  • 2005: 70th Birthday.

Facts About Tamworth  

 

  • Tamworth became a city in 1946.

 

  • The city is known as the "First City of Lights"- being the first place in Australia to use electric street lights in 1888!

 

  • Tamworth hosts one of the top 10 music festivals in the world- the Country Music Festival. A massive 10 day event held every January that includes over 700 artists, a 50,000 plus crowd of music lovers and over 2800 events!

 

  • In 2008, the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre was opened. The city is recognized as the "National Equine Capital of Australia" .and holds numerous equine events throughout the year drawing large crowds to the citys’ centre.