HAPPY 85th BIRTHDAY
On the 27th of Feburary 1935, Radio 2TM went live in Tamworth on 1287 on the AM band.
Join us and take a stroll through memory lane as we walk through the milestones of 2TM's incredible history.
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
2020: 85th Birthday