About Ten FMTen FM, broadcasting on 89.7MHz and 98.7MHz, is a community radio station with possibly one of the largest broadcasting areas in Australia.Ten FM originally started transmitting in 1983 from a caravan on 107.5MHz. The community radio station is now located in the town of Tenterfield,just south of the N.S.W./QLD border. Major towns serviced include Tenterfield and Stanthorpe, although distant towns such as Glen Innes, Moree,and Grafton, also enjoy coverage during periods of favourable propagation. The licenced coverage area takes in Woodenbong in the north,Texas to the west, as far as Deepwater to the south and Tabulam to the east. Smaller localities that enjoy good signal strength include Yetman,Texas, Urbenville, Mingoola, Ballandean, Glen Aplin and Bonshaw, along with Wallangarra & Jennings.The station has four permanent part-time contactors with much of the balance of the work to keep the station transmitting done by volunteers. While we have had a number of talented young people who have been attracted to the unique experiences that only a community radio station can provide, our most senior volunteer is too busy being young to care about their age.
Current Committee Members
Peter van Schaik
Robyn Bell TreasurerTechnical
The community station transmits on FM frequencies of 89.7MHz with a 4kW transmitter located on Mt Mackenzie, 8km south west ofTenterfield NSW and 98.7MHz with a low power transmitter situated on Mt Marley, which is a few kilometers east of the Stanthorpe CBD.
Station automation software: StationPlaylist Pro
Production recording and editing software: Adobe Audition
In-studio equipment: Elan mixer, Denon broadcast CD players, PreSonus Soundcards and Bowers & Wilkins monitor loudspeakers
Signal compression, limiting and enhancing by Stereo Tool software.
Our StudiosTenterfield's Main On-Air Studio Stanthorpe's Main Studio