Vision’s radio station in Manilla, NSW, went to air on the 20th of July, 2023. This is Vision’s 65th radio station out of the 100 stations 2021-2023 project and the 804th station overall.
Manilla has a population of 2,386 and is located 45 km northwest of Tamworth, on the Fossickers Way and 450 km north of Sydney via the New England Highway.
It is a farming area for wheat, wool, and lamb and is a popular location for fishing, ultralight aircraft, gyrocopters, gliders and paragliding.
Other attractions are the Warrabah National Park, Lake Keepit State Park and Keepit Dam, Split Rock Dam, and the Manilla Heritage Museum.
The name Manilla comes from the Gamilaraay language and means ‘winding river’. The junction of the Manilla and Namoi Rivers has for generations been a camping ground for the Kamilaroi (Gamilaraay) tribes of northwestern New South Wales.
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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