8KTR Katherine Community Radio is an internet based online radio station after many thoughts and suggestion which was finally launched as a community based radio. 8KTR Katherine Community Radio broadcasts lots of beautiful community related programs all day round.
Katherine Community Radio is a community based radio station serving a population of approximately 10,000 in Katherine and the Tindal RAAF Base as well as the surrounding rural area. The town of Katherine is located some 300 km south of Darwin and is the third largest regional centre in the Northern Territory.
Katherine Community Radio broadcasts in stereo in the FM band with a radius of over 50 km and broadcasts 24 hours a day. The station is run by volunteers and depends on the support of our business community to generate sufficient funds to cover its operating costs.
Our listeners encompass all age groups and our musical format is as varied as our audience, reflecting the musical tastes of our presenters.
Katherine Community Radio got started in the late 80s when Bob Buckee and Mike Smith formed a committee to canvas support.
Katherine Community Radio involved many people as presenters in our test broadcasts:
Kids from the high school
Kids from Barunga
A wide variety of adults - needless to say, we presented a wide variety of music
In 1998, we went under in The Great Flood & moved upstairs.
Address: PO Box 889 Katherine Northern Territory 0851 Australia