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Vision Radio Station Launched in Jerilderie, New South Wales

by | Tue, Apr 2 2024

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Vision’s radio station in Jerilderie, New South Wales, went to air on the 22nd of March 2024. This is Vision’s 84th radio station out of the 100 stations 2021-2023 project and the 823rd station overall.

After five declines from various places, the church that originally declined reconsidered after seeing the new station at Finley NSW 88.0 FM. Praise God! Vision’s technician, John Wilcox, completed the installation.

Jerilderie has a population of 1,029 and is located 623 km southwest of Sydney via the Hume and Sturt Highways and 327 km north of Melbourne.

Jerilderie is a historic town in the beautiful Riverina region. It is famous for being the only NSW town to be raided by the Ned Kelly gang on 10 February 1879 at the local bank. Ned and Dan Kelly and his gang locked the police in their own cells, stole £2140 from the bank, and burned a number of mortgage documents. They cut the wires from the telegraph office and Ned handed a written account of his life’s actions to Edward Living, the bank accountant. Ned’s letter is known as the Jerilderie Letter. It is currently held at the State Library of Victoria.

Visitor attractions include the Bolt Exhibition and the Old Printery, which has an exhibition of convicts and bushrangers, including the Kelly gang.

Flora Bank – Historic Home and Gardens, previously known as Ye Olde Bank, is a grand building that has been restored to its former glory.

For those who prefer to explore nature, Lake Jerilderie is a popular picnic and BBQ spot and a place to enjoy water sports. The Kidman Way and Jerilderie Mini Rail on the banks of the Billabong Creek are also worth a visit.

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!

Do You Want Vision Christian Radio in Your Town?

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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