It is with great joy and many volunteer hours that we are now Broadcasting from our new premises at Circle Street. We have a temporary studio in operation until new studio rooms are fully operational. Holidays and Covid have made us a little behind our time targets but it will happen as soon as trades allow. Thank you to New Norfolk High School for the last 10 years. Temporary Studio in operation shown above.

New Premises

Double Glazing For Soundproofing

It is with much excitement that we announce that we will be moving to the Courthouse Building in Circle Street by Christmas this year. Our tenure at the New Norfolk High School will finish this year as the School has need of our space. Much gratitude to the School staff and the Education Department for allowing us to be part of their community since 2010. Pictures to follow.

Array Array!!!

Full output from new Arrays

We are pleased to announce that we now have full output of 1000 watt from our new tower. Well done to our amazing Tech team Jim Parish and Roz Chapman with Jettech Technologies. The culmination of 8 years of Fundraising and striving. Well done to everyone who has bought a raffle ticket or attended a Trivia Night or written a Grant Application.

TygaFM antennae being rigged to accept the new Arrays.

New Transmitter

The riggers are up our tower again fitting the new Arrays and the new Transmitter is being fitted and activated, should be all running by tomorrow. This will increase our output signal into the Derwent Valley.

R I P The Geordie

Sadly lost 17/1/2022

It is with much sadness that we must tell you that “The Geordie” (Spencer Tracy) passed away this morning.

Progress Interview with Ranger / Coordinator Brendon Moodie Oct 10th Day 2

Day 7


Day 27 almost there
Journey Completed Successfully Final Wrap

To get to the website for this fundraising click this link :

Our Tower is erected and the components are being fitted as this is being written. We hope to be Broadcasting from the new tower by the end of November.

New Antennae for TygaFM

It is with great joy that we can announce that our new Antennae will soon be erected at our allocated site on Peppermint Hill. This will increase our broadcast range to reach further up the Derwent Valley areas that have not been able to receive us. The components are in close proximity to New Norfolk and we are only waiting for the final word from DV Council for construction to proceed.


On December 1st 2020 at 6.06pm TygaFM went off-air from transmitting from the New Norfolk Golf Club roof. Our thanks for the Golf Club for allowing us to use their roof for these past 8 years. Our first location was the Council Chamber Roof. So many people and businesses have been a continued support for TygafM, we really appreciate it.

Our AMAZING Tech team made up of Jim Parish and Roz Chapman then proceeded to remove our transmitting equipment from the Golf Club to our new tower located at Peppermint Hill.

The last step was for Jim to reposition the Yagi located at the New Norfolk High School to align the signal to the new tower (Jim pictured).

At 7.28pm the equipment was turned on and the TygaFM studios were live once again, Peter Sweetlove on the panel (listen to audio below of the event) , but this time from Peppermint Hill. The signal is now 300watts in power which is twice the output we could achieve from the Golf Club.

We are now in process of researching our coverage to areas previously not reached by our signal, places like Collinsvale, Molesworth, Ouse, Hamilton, Bothwell.

We have not finished yet!! We are approved by ACMA to broadcast at 1000watts, so our next goal is to get a new transmitter of that rating. Watch this space.

Congratulations to all of our VOLUNTEERS and Supporters that have made it possible for YOUR Community station TygaFM 98.9 to give you this service

Sad to Lose Bill Kinnane

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It is with much sadness that we say Rest In Peace to Bill Kinnane, he was a great radio presenter for us for the last two years and has brought much joy to our listeners. Because of his long time career in Radio he brought to us an experience to TygafM that was a huge benefit to our station. His well researched and prepared programs were a delight to listen to, and suited all types of listeners as he crossed into many genres in the duration of his show. We will miss you Bill.

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Another TygaFM Fundraiser Dance and Music Night

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Come along and meet some of the TygaFM presenters in a new set of clothes as “Musicians.” Our very own guys and gals have got together and made a band for your enjoyment. Are they good? You be the judge by coming along and cheering them on as we raise a little more in our move towards a new Antennae to broaden TygaFM’s broadcast range in the Derwent Valley and beyond. Watch this blog for updates on progress along the procedural road to our ultimate goal of a new Antennae on Peppermint Hill. Thank you all for your...

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Tyga Antennae Fundraiser

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Information Flyer Come along and support TygaFM and be entertained by local band Ramblin’ Fever as Greg Gow along with Michael, Chris and Simon give you a little bit Country, a little bit Rock’n’Roll through the evening. See you at The New Norfolk Country Club, past sponsors of TygaFM right here in the Derwent Valley.

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Relay For Life

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TygaFM will be participating in this year’s Relay For Life to be held at Tynwald Park, New Norfolk. Join us and Join the thousands of people who take part in this iconic event to support your community and those close to you. Start Time: Saturday 1.00pm Finish Time: Sunday 9.00am  (Event Duration – 20hrs). Check out our Team Page and donate if you can but certainly turn up and support the team....

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It’s time for our annual Christmas Live Marathon!

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Happy Christmas to you all! We will have live presenters in the chair for 72 hours – and the line is open all day and night Christmas and Boxing Day to take your requests and cheerios! The number to call is 6261-2000 and our Christmas line up is: 12.00 to 3.00am – Nigel Jones 3.00 to 6.00am – Di Lincoln 6.00 to 9.00am – Andrew Clarke 9.00 to 10.00am – Courumbene 10.00 to 11.00am – Kaye Payne 11.00 to 1.00pm – Glen Mazor 1.00 to 2.00pm – Zefi & the Cowboy 2.00 to 4.00pm – Colleen Monk...

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11 November 2017 Annual Trivia Night Fund Raiser

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Yes it’s that time of year again – time for our annual trivia night fund-raiser. The date is Saturday the 11th of November at the New Norfolk RSL in George Street, New Norfolk starting at 7.00pm. Entry is $10 per person for tables of up to 8 people. This year the delightful Kelly-Jo will be cooking her world famous butter chicken – and for only $10 you will get a plate of this magic mouth-watering goodness, plus rice and pappadums. Also on offer will be hot roast beef rolls. All money raised will help to keep TYGA on air,...

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It’s 2017!

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A very Happy New Year to all our regular listeners, as well as our valued sponsors who help to keep us on air. Coming up shortly is the Derwent Valley Relay For Life and once again TYGA will have a team. If you’d like to support us in our efforts to raise money for this very worthy cause, you can join our team or make a donation by following this link Relay For Life TYGA Team

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CBAA award win: Excellence in Technical/IT Services!

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Last night TYGA-FM took out the award for Excellence in Technical/IT Services at the CBAA 2013 Annual Awards. This was well-deserved by the technical team of Rozzie, Jim, Graham and Theron.

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Annual fundraiser Trivia Night

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Our annual fundraiser the TYGA FM Trivia Night is coming soon! 9 November 7pm at the New Norfolk Golf Club. This is a fun night for all regardless of whether you’re any good at trivia or not. There will be games, trivia, fun and maybe even some live music performance! Watch this space! Get your tables together now. Up to 8 people per table and cost is $10 per head. You can book your table by contacting Slabs or calling the New Norfolk Golf Club. This is a chance for us all to unwind and to meet some of your fellow volunteers and maybe...

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We have been nominated for two CBAA awards

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It’s that time of year again, the annual CBAA conference is on in Sydney from 14-17 November 2013. Award winners will be announced on the final night, and we have been nominated in two categories: The Outstanding Small Station Award Excellence in Technical / IT Services Slabs will be there ready to receive either or both of the awards. Fingers crossed!

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