Who are we and what do we do
The Townsville Community Broadcasting Company Limited is the licensee of Radio Station 103.9 Triple t broadcasting from a 5kw transmitter on Mount Stuart. The station was Townsville’s first FM station, going to air in 1982 as "4ttt-fm". In 2006 the station changed it's on air name to 103.9 Triple t with the slogan of “Unforgettable”, an indication of the music and memories we play. The Station's licence enables it to serve the communities of Townsville, Burdekin and Hinchinbrook. The service area includes the towns of Ayr, Home Hill and Ingham, a population of approximately 250,000. Triple t operates with a small staff and almost 100 volunteers.
The Station broadcasts ‘live and local’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, delivering programs and information to the entire community. The station caters for a listening audience far broader than local commercial radio. Its strength is its diversity. Programming includes rock, jazz, blues, folk, country, nostalgia and classical music. There is a well established commitment to ethnic broadcasting, not only in English but also in up to 10 other languages through our International Sunday Program which runs every Sunday from noon until midnight.
As a further service to the community, Triple t broadcast messages for not-for-profit organisations and groups, free of charge. We also offer community groups a time slot where they can come in to the Station and discuss their interests or activities in our “Sundown” program, which goes to air weeknights directly after the live simulcast of Seven’s Local News. This program has proved a big hit with hundreds of groups already taking advantage of the time.
Triple t also delivered community service messaged during periods of emergency and natural disasters. The station, with its emergency power guaranteed, continues to service the community via emergency and special announcements. So ensure that you tune into Triple t for emergency and information and advice during the North’s cyclone season.
The station offers a ‘Lost and Found’ service, which is broadcast live four times a day. This community service helps to reconnect people with their lost pets or articles. The success rate is remarkable.
As a community organisation, the Station functions with very limited funding. The main funding source is through sponsorship from local businesses and subscriptions from the listeners. Without the support from local businesses and the community, Triple t would not be able to operate. There are a variety of different sponsorship packages available to suit your budget. Click here to learn more about how Triple t can help your business grow.
If you have an interest in volunteering at the station, or would love to have a go at being a presenter, we would love to hear from you. The “Community Radio Broadcasting Program” is a contemporary training program, designed to give new presenter the skills and confidence to broadcast at the station. Program participants have gone on to work for both the ABC and commercial radio. Information nights for interested volunteers are held regularly. Contact us today to find out when the next one is being held.
As a listener, you can show your support by becoming a station subscriber. A small annual subscription fee will continue to ensure the station to provide the community with great music and important community services. guaranteed, continues to service the community via emergency and special announcements. The main source of vital community information during emergencies for people in their homes and offices is battery driven transistor radios, many of which stay tuned to Triple t for information.
Triple t has been an integral part of North Queensland’s community for over 30 year. With your support, we plan to continue providing the community with unforgettable music for decades to come.