Vision’s radio station in Inverell, NSW, went to air on the 24th of July, 2023. This is Vision’s 67th radio station out of the 100 stations 2021-2023 project and the 806th station overall. This is in addition to the existing Inverell station on 87.6FM—the 15th station on air.
Inverell, known as the Sapphire City, has a population of 12,057 and is located approximately 570 km north of Sydney via Thunderbolt’s Way, 431 km southwest of Brisbane via Glen Innes, 280 km from Coffs Harbour, 183 km from Tamworth and 130 km from Armidale. Inverell Airport is 17 km from the town centre.
Alexander Campbell, the district’s first settler, named his 50,000 acres of land Inverell, a Gaelic word meaning ‘the meeting place of swans’ which could be found in large numbers on the Macintyre River.
Since the 1870s, Inverell has been known for its sapphires, diamonds, topaz, quartz, silver, tin, and zircons, and is a prosperous farming area for wheat, grapes, olives, maize, barley and oats.
Things to See and Do in Inverell
The most popular thing to do in Inverell is try your hand at fossicking for sapphires on Frazers Creek. The Billabong Blue Sapphire Fossicking Park is open on weekends, weather permitting.
The Heritage Walk includes 30 beautiful historical buildings. The Inverell Pioneer Village is an extensive collection of 19th century homes and buildings. The National Transport Museum boasts vehicles ranging from Vintage, Veteran, Classic and motorcycles.
Just out of Inverell, you can experience the Goonoowigall Soundtrail, an audio experience of the Aboriginal people who lived there from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Green Valley Farm is a family-owned business set in a beautiful bush oasis offering a unique playground, jumping pillow, putt putt golf, a museum and café. Camping is available.
Inverell and its surrounds offers plenty to see and do in a relaxing natural environment that will take your breath away.
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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