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The All New 7BU now live and local from Burnie

The All New 7BU now live and local from Burnie.

Press release

May 19

After and 18-year absence, 7BU has returned live and local to Burnie following the launch of a brand new studio at the radio station office in Wilson Street last week.

Officially launching at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery on Monday, May 11, local businesses and Council heard about the all new 7BU from Tasmanian Broadcasters, Executive General Manager, Tim Holder, newly appointed 7BU General Manager, Eve Woodhouse and local breakfast announcer, Leigh Kenworthy.

“The All New 7BU strives to be local and community focused, discussing ‘local’ topics during breakfast, hosted by our local announcer Leigh Kenworthy. Having a new studio in Burnie will benefit the community and community figures such as politicians, business owners and fundraising organisers, giving opportunities to speak on air in the new studio environment. This then, becomes great content for our existing and new listeners.” - Acting 7BU General Manager – Kate Di Vona

The All New 7BU welcomes local announcer, Leigh Kenworthy to the helm of the daily Breakfast Show, bringing you all the most up-to-date topics relevant to the beautiful city of Burnie, from 6-10am. Fellow guru of our state’s North-West, Martin Agatyn joins your Mornings from 10am, and a great variety of network shows including Saturday Sport, AFL Live and the 20/20 Retro Countdown are now also locally devised from our new Burnie studio.

Previously, the station had broadcast from the Tasmanian Broadcasters hub in Launceston & Devonport since 1997.

October 2015 will mark 80 years of broadcasting by 7BU and plans are underway for celebrations, which are expected to be a highlight for the city of Burnie and this local media icon. Details and further announcements of this momentous local milestone to come…

For advertising enquiries on the All New 7BU please contact 7BU on 0364 312555.

For all other enquiries

Jayde Baker

State Promotions Manager

Tasmanian Broadcasters

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Launching of Tasmanian Broadcasters Fair go for fuel

Launch of Fair Go For Fuel to put a stop to price gouging

Press release

May 14

Tasmanian Broadcasters last week launched a statewide radio campaign to actively put an end to fuel price gouging throughout Tasmania.

Tasmanians pay more at the pump than any other state, and on Thursday, May 7, Tasmanian Broadcasters initiated a means for voices to be heard on this issue, with stations across the state taking the opportunity to become the catalysts for change.

Since the day of the campaign’s launch at AGFEST, Fair Go For Fuel has received 2,500 pledges and that number continues to grow rapidly as Tasmanians join the conversation on how our overpriced fuel directly affects them.

Overall, it is hoped the initiative will result in Tasmanian fuel prices aligning more reasonably with the national average and key points of discussion will include:

  • Targeting and exposing supermarket giants leading the way for fuel price disparities.
  • Enforcing the expectation that petrol should not be more than 10 cents per litre higher than the national average.
  • Spearheading the 3-month minimum radio campaign to ensure a platform for the public to ‘speak and act’ regarding fuel pricing.


Tasmania has the second highest rate of motor vehicle ownership in Australia, and when measured as a proportion of gross household income, we face the highest fuel and power costs in Australia.

With these undeniable statistics laid out on the table, the burning questions are simple.

Are we being ripped off? What is the justification, if any, for our above average fuel prices?

We just want a “Fair Go For Fuel.”

Join us in creating a solution for Tasmania’s unfair fuel prices by visiting


Jayde Baker

State Promotions Manager

Tasmanian Broadcasters

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