Vision’s radio station in Cobram, VIC, went to air on the 15th of August, 2023. This is Vision’s 68th radio station out of the 100 stations 2021-2023 project and the 807th station overall.
Cobram is located 261 km north of Melbourne, on the Murray River, across the waterway from the town of Barooga, on the border of NSW. It has a population of 6,148 and has been described as Peaches and Cream Country.
The district grows peaches, apricots, nectarines and pears and is well-known for its high-quality Cobram Estate Olive Oil. The Murray Goulburn Cooperative, formed in 1950, supplies in excess of 2 million litres of milk per day.
Cobram is a popular holiday destination, with its main attractions being the Murray River that twists through the state forest and walking trails through the native bushland and wetlands. Sandy beaches are lined with towering gum trees, making it the perfect spot for picnics, swimming, fishing, boating and camping.
Cobram was established in the 1880s as a result of the arrival of the railway. The town still boasts a house, built in 1887 for James Grant and the Cobram Hotel, which dates back to 1892 and is still standing proud.
So, whether you’re a local or visiting, you can now tune in to 88.0 FM and be blessed by God’s Word being spread through Vision Radio and the supporters who made it possible. It might just change your life!
If you would like to host or fund a Vision Christian Radio station in your town, please contact us by clicking this link.
The cost of establishing a new transmission site depends on the output power and unique site requirements.
Low power licences (ideal in a small country town, for example) typically cost less than $10,000 to establish. This includes the satellite receiving and FM retransmission equipment, the cost of the licence itself, basic local marketing, and program supply via satellite for the first year.
High-power licences and transmission sites are more expensive (but they do have much greater reach).
If you’d like to bring Vision’s radio ministry to your community – or elsewhere, click the Fund a Station link here.
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