92.9fm Community Partners
92.9fm and our sister station, 2TM are proud to be part of the community and regularly promote many charity events and organisations that are vital to our region. We have been involved in many activities, including outside broadcasts, games, competitions and on-air advertisements.
Along with out major partnerships listed below, we also support local schools, clubs and support groups.
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
The 'formal' partnership between 92.9fm and 2TM began in 2002. We have continued to support the service every year and still do to this day.
We provide support throughout the year with their various activities as well as for donation drives including:-
Ride for the Chopper
The Rescue Ball
The Drovers Run
Charity Golf Day
In 2021, we handed the service a cheque for $8020 being 100% of the proceeds from the 2TM 85th Anniversary Cookbook.
92.9fm Announcer, JB and General Manager, Nikki Kenwrick, presenting the cheque for $8020 to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service in March 2021
Ronald McDonald House
92.9fm and 2TM Tamworth have been continuously supporting Ronald McDonald House in Tamworth, since the day it was first built in 2008.
Our support throughout the year includes promotion of their fund raising events as well as personal appearances from members of our team including:-
Charity Golf Day
The Santa Crawl
Country Under the Vines
Ride For Sick Kids
Each year we ask the visiting artists to the station to sign a guitar which is auctioned off at the Country Under the Vines event.
92.9fm Announcer, JB and Ronald McDonald at the 10 year anniversary of
Ronald McDonald House Tamworth
Tamworth Business Chamber
2TM have been supporters of the Tamworth Business Chamber since its inception, and 92.9fm from the day they switched on in 1993.
Both stations provide support to the Chambers various campaigns each year by way of recorded commercials, promotions, outside broadcasts, interviews, Emceeing and by personal attendance from our team members.
Our support includes these events:
The Quality Business Awards
Light Up Christmas
Festival Friendly Business
Tamworth Regional Business Summit
The Queen of Country Music Contest
92.9fm former General Manager, Gavin Flanagan with Anna Moulder who officiated
at the 2019 Quality Business Awards
Northern Inland Academy of Sport
92.9fm and 2TM are the official and exclusive Radio media partners of the NIAS since 2003.
Being partnered with an organisation such as NIAS assists the personal growth and development of our young athletes living in our community.
We give the Academy monthly air-time and interviews and we broadcast live each year from the National Primary Games event.
Former 92.9fm Announcer JT, interviewing a representative from NIAS
The Cancer Council
92.9fm and 2TM have supported the Cancer Council for many years with on-air presence, along with participation and attendance from the stations team members.
Our support includes these events each year:
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
Stars of Tamworth Dance For Cancer
Relay For Life
2TM Announcer, Sally-Anne Whitten with co-dancers Caitlin and Chelsea in the 2021 Stars of Tamworth Dance for Cancer event
Doing It For Our Farmers
Doing It For Our Farmers or DIFOF as it became known, provided food and necessities to struggling families during the worst drought in Australia's history.
92.9fm and 2TM supported this initiative from the very beginning. Both of the stations provided air-time and interviews for the DIFOF volunteers as well as the station becoming a drop-off-point for donations to the charity.
General Manager, Nikki Kenwrick delivering some of the donations to the food pantry
Little Wings is a small charity based in Sydney who provide free ground and air transport for seriously ill or injured children in need of life-saving medical treatments only available in major cities.
Most recently the service have been flying Miss Victoria, a resident of Tamworth, after suffering burns to her torso. along with her mother Rebeccah for treatment to Westmead Children's Hospital.
92.9fm and 2TM provide air-time to help drive donations and awareness to this vital service to regional communities.
Former 2TM/92.9fm News Journalist, Rebeccah Vaklavik and daughter Victoria who has used the Little Wings service from Tamworth
Red Cross Lifeblood
92.9fm and 2TM have been supporters of Red Cross Lifeblood for many years.
Both stations provide air-time to help drive blood donation appeals to our listening audiences.
Some of our team members make regular donations themselves.
92.9fm Announcer, JB after his 25th blood donation
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Australia is a free book gifting program devoted to inspiring a love of reading in the hearts of children everywhere.
Each month, enrolled children receive a high-quality, age-appropriate book in the mail, free of charge.
Children receive books from birth to age five.
2TM supports the The Dolly Parton Imagination by way of regular airtime and interviews. Dolly even provided 2TM a recipe for the 2TM Cookbook!
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library incentive in Tamworth.