BBBfm's new studio an instant hit

Governor's visit: Flanked by BBBfm community radio team members, His Excellency, the Governor of South Australia, Hieu Van Le cutting the ribbon.
Governor's visit: Flanked by BBBfm community radio team members, His Excellency, the Governor of South Australia, Hieu Van Le cutting the ribbon.

Community leaders from the Barossa, Light, Gawler, and beyond gathered on Friday night to celebrate the opening of BBBfm's new purpose-built Nuriootpa studio.

The Governor of South Australia His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le attended, with his wife Mrs Lan Le, to officially cut the ribbon and open the new home of BBBfm.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Governor Hieu Van Le talked about his love for the Barossa region.

He also commended all the volunteers at BBBfm for their continuing contributions to their community.

In attendance were many of the community radio station's supporters, including mayors Bim Lange, Bill O'Brien and Karen Redman from Barossa, Light and Gawler councils respectively.

Light Electorate MP Tony Piccolo was also in attendance.

Mrs Williams shared the team's excitement about the relocation to Nuriootpa, inside the Barossa Village owned building located between Bank SA and the Vine Inn, behind the op-shop.

"It's a terrific spot for our studio and it will be great to have a road front," she said.

The move is further supported by the South Australian Community Broadcasters Association (SACBA) who have encouraged the regional voice to apply for grants.

Mrs Williams thanked Barossa Village CEO Simon Newbold and his team, Daniela Hongell and Carol Chipman, for their support of the station and the event.

"We look forward to a successful working [in] collaboration with Barossa Village," Mrs Williams said.

"We had a great evening and look forward to continuing to build engagement and support for community radio across the Barossa Valley and beyond."

After the ribbon cutting, Governor Hieu Van Le agreed to be interviewed on BBBfm by Paul Paulenas on his Community Conversations & Guests program.

BBBfm's broadcast coverage reaches north beyond Kapunda, down to Williamstown and Gawler, and out to Hamley Bridge and Truro.

The non-profit station is always on the hunt for new sponsors to support the 24-hour community radio station.

For more details about BBBfm, 89.1, visit www.bbbfm.com or, to provide sponsorship, email mail@bbbfm.com

"We look forward to a successful working [in] collaboration with Barossa Village," Mrs Williams said.