Welcome to the New Zealand Country Music Network
Here you will find details and information about all things Country
in New Zealand.
Message to artists
TLC Radio welcomes CDs from most sources for air play on the eight LPFM
stations we currently operate in the North Island of New Zealand. See
below for email and address information.
Please note that unsolicited *compilation* CDs will no longer be
considered for air play. This is a consequence of the increasing number
of such CDs flooding the market and swamping operations such as ours,
to the detriment of artists who take the trouble to liaise directly with
Also, please note CDs sent without a separate track titles list are less
likely to be accepted because of the extra time taken to process them.
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If you have material that you wish to send to us by email,
including high quality mp3 files (128K minimum), please send to
For air play on TLC Radio, send your CDs to
NZ Country Music Network Ltd
PO Box 352
Supporting TLC Radio
TLC Radio is always looking for opportunities to expand in order
to take Country Music to other centres in New Zealand. Our stations
are financed and run by a few dedicated people. If you wish to support
our efforts and help us then a donation would be of great assistance. Please go to
our donation page and help us bring GREAT COUNTRY MUSIC to a
The History of TLC Radio
The Little Country Radio with the BIG HEART
* The original TLC Radio station is in Otahuhu, broadcasting these days
on 107.7 MHz. It is run by Robert Dew, who was responsible for the
concept at the start, and who has kept it viable from its earliest days
right up to the present time. He has seen the Country Music Network go
through many incarnations following the demise of the Merv Smith
inspired country music station that broadcast for a while on the 93.8
MHz commercial frequency. The fact that many Auckland people over the
years have been able to continue to listen to this genre of music is due
to Robert's efforts. (PRS, December 2004)
* TLC Radio's second station is run by Ann Pascoe. It began operating
from country artist Ron Hayward's lounge, then his garage, in
Stratford, Taranaki on 107.7 FM in June 2003. It then moved to the
Taranaki Accomodation Lodge in Stratford, commencing transmission from
"the cupboard of the brooms" on 26th October 2003.
* The third station was the addition of WCCR (Waitakere City Country
Radio) on 107.5 MHz, run by Peter Shaw. It commenced broadcasting the
TLC Radio programme in Te Atatu South on 27th June 2004.
* The fourth TLC Radio station, went to air in Huntly on 107.0 MHz on
17th November 2004, broadcasting from the top of the i-SITE Visitor
centre at 160 Great South Road, Huntly. A frequency change to 107.1 was
made when the equipment was upgraded on 7th December 2005.
* TLC Radio's fifth station started broadcasting the full programme on
107.1 MHz on Thursday 17th November 2005 from the top of the Hinepare
Accommodation Centre located on Hospital Hill in Napier, following a
period of broadcasting a test transmission which commenced on Thursday
9th September 2005. The station is managed by Country Music aficionado
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and Station contact details
The Little Country Radio (TLC Radio)
Stations on air:
Waitakere City Country Radio
- 106.9 FM Te Atatu Sth, Waitakere City, broadcasting the TLC Radio
programme in West Auckland
(not broadcasting at present due to relocation).
TLC Radio is broadcast in Napier with the support of the Hinepare
Accommodation Centre on Hospital Hill. For weekly and long term
accomodation, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone +64-6-835-2097. The full TLC Radio programme started on
17th November 2005. The station is being managed by Graeme Trim.
TLC Radio Stratford is managed by Ann Pascoe, and broadcasts from and with the support of the
Taranaki Accommodation Lodge,
7 Romeo St, Stratford, Taranaki.
Stratford is no longer broadcasting
TLC Radio Huntly is broadcast with the support of the Waikato District i-SITE Visitor Centre - Huntly, and transmits from their building at 160 Great South Road, Huntly. Telephone 07-828-6406.
Email: Waikato District i-SITE Visitor Centre \(Huntly\)
Huntly is no longer broadcasting
TLC Radio Marton went to air at 4:35pm on Wednesday 16th August 2006
and is managed by Anne George. It broadcasts from the Speciality
Machinery Ltd building (for all Agricultural Machinery), Broadway, Marton. Phone +64-6-327-7169
Marton is no longer broadcasting
Station Manager, TLC Radio Napier
It is with the deepest regret that the TLC Radio team announces the unexpected passing away at about 4am on Tuesday 1st March 2011 of Bob Dyer, who ran the Napier TLC Radio station from its first day on air, 17th November 2005. Bob was the driving force responsible for getting Napier's Country Music Station to air, putting in countless hours of his time for the cause in which he so passionately believed.
He will be sorely missed.
The funeral was held on Friday 4th March 2011 at 11am at St Augustine's Anglican Church, 46 Riverbend Road, Onekawa, Napier 4110 (Phone (06) 843 7823)
Bob Dyer, "Oldtimer", of Napier
19xx to 2011
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