Town welcomes 88FM back
DIGNITARIES and residents have joined members of Pilotlight Productions to celebrate the opening of 88FM Pilotlight Radio.
The community radio station returned to the airwaves last Tuesday after the original Red Dirt Radio 88FM stopped operating six months ago.
Pilotlight president Tony Carey said the station promised to be the “voice of Childers”.
Mr Carey said it would offer a mix of new and classic hits, combined with songs and stories from locals seeking to develop their “on-air” skills as recording artists, voiceover talent and radio drama.
The radio station broadcasts within a 5km radius from the original premises at 94 Churchill St, but the company has plans to widen the broadcast and explore options for digital online streaming.
GRAND OPENING: Lili Green performing at the launch of the 88FM Pilotlight radio station in Childers.
Bill Murray performing during the launch of 88FM.
Tracey Duffy at the launch of the 88FM Pilotlight radio station in Childers.
Annette Randall, Bill Murray and Allie Green at the launch of the 88FM Pilotlight radio station in Childers.
Pilotlight Productions president Tony Carey, Cr Wayne Honor and studio engineer Stephen Haaksma.
Pilotlight Productions’ Lili Green and studio engineer Stephen Haaksma.
Paul McCarracher at the station launch.