While the small New South Wales town of Cumnock celebrated its 150th birthday on 18 October 2015, the Broadcast Australia-operated Cumnock 2CR Radio Transmitter opened its doors for the first time in ten years.
The last tour of the facility was in 2005, celebrating the ABC’s Country Hour Program’s 60th anniversary.
Most local residents had never been up close to the tower, which is inland New South Wales’ largest transmitter site, broadcasting the Country Hour program as far as Wilcannia, more than 600 kilometres west of Cumnock.
President of the Cumnock Progress Association Don Bruce organised the tour of the facility, and it was hosted by Chris Howe, Regional Manager NSW/ACT, Broadcast Australia. Also in attendance was Brooke Daniels, local Program Manager for ABC Central West.
Pictured above: Don Bruce, President of the Cumnock Progress Association and Chris Howe, Regional Manager NSW/ACT, Broadcast Australia and members of the tour group.