Vision’s radio station in Evandale, Tasmania, went to air on the 24th of April, 2023. This is Vision’s 60th radio station out of the 100 stations 2021-2023 project and the 799th station overall.
Evandale is located 19 km south of Launceston and 182 km north of Hobart. It has a population of 1058, according to the 2021 census. Evandale is a historic town established in 1811 as a military post. It is situated on the South Esk River south of Launceston and boasts superbly preserved Georgian buildings.
For those who appreciate history:
- The Prince of Wales Hotel, built in 1836, is now an antique shop on the town’s main street.
- St Andrews Anglican Church and Graveyard is designed in the Victorian Academic Gothic style.
- Solomon’s Cottage was built in 1838 as a bakery by Joseph Solomon.
- The Saddlers Shop dates back to 1840 when horses were still the main mode of transport.
- Evandale’s Water Tower was built in 1895 from stone.
One of Evandale’s highlights is the annual Evandale Village Fair held in February which has a variety of stalls, a display of vintage cars, live entertainment, children’s activities and the locals sporting colonial costumes. Since 1983, the Evandale Village Fair has been hosting the National Penny Farthing Championships. Competitors from all over the world come to race these ‘bone-shaking’ bicycles.
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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