We have more good news as we prepare to celebrate our 15th year on free Community TV after seven years as a radio broadcaster.

The Federal Government has granted another extension until December 31, 2017, for Channel 31/Digital 44 to broadcast as a free to air network.

And thanks to you - our loyal members and sponsors - we have been able to maximise our impact.

Our energetic and creative editor and co-producer Laith Graham has ensured we have broadcast our shows as often as four times a week for the past three years.

That's despite taking a very short break for his overseas marriage and birth of his son Kai.

Laith and other behind the scenes volunteers - most dating back to our radio era - have enabled Nu Country TV to return to air on Channel 31/Digital 44 for our 32nd series on Saturday February 4 at 9 pm.

As recognition of the large number of family groups joining and renewing Nu Country TV membership we will send out our newsletter by email.

And it's all because of the loyal support of you - our members - with your membership renewals and donations.

We are pleased to once again offer CDS, DVDS and occasional concert tickets as a token of our appreciation.

Nu Country is a true survivor with many of our volunteer TV show staffers also veterans of our seven-year radio era.

We preview major Australian festivals and concerts with latest music by artists performing.

We had promoters Chugg Entertainment and Rob Potts Entertainment and Lennard Promotions as supporters of our 26th and 27th series.


We're indebted to editor and cameraman Laith Graham whose multi-tasking enabled us to broadcast continuously for 18 months.

Laith took the reins from teenage editor Blaize Warden for Series #19 and #20 who followed his secondary teacher Ashley Hall who edited the previous three series after a long editing stint by fellow teacher Peter Staubli.

Laith's creative editing enabled Nu Country TV , Digital 44, to reach a wide section of Melbourne , Geelong and environs and way beyond on Catch-Up TV on the C 31 web page.

If you miss one of our shows you can see it repeated on the C 31 web page for about three weeks.

Nu Country TV is a feature of the C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.

Just follow this link on your computer or mobile phone -


Prolific Australian stars Kasey Chambers and Catherine Britt headline our Series #32 premiere on Channel 31/Digital 44 at 9 pm on Saturday January 28.

Expat Australian Gord Bamford, Melbourne-Brisbane bluegrass band The Wilson Pickers, Texan Maren Morris and Mississippi minstrel William Michael Morgan also play the premiere hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson and edited and filmed by Laith Graham.

The second episode of the new series also features the legendary Hank Williams Jr, Melbourne band The Long & Short of It and The Weeping Willows , expat Englishman Allan Caswell, expat Canadian Tami Neilson, Cody McCarver and Texan Cody Johnson.

Other artists in the early episodes include Texans Willie Nelson, Granger Smith, Randy Rogers, Sunny Sweeney, Illinois minstrel Mo Pitney, March tourists Little Big Town , Melbourne singer-songwriters Adrian Thomas and Tracy McNeil, Port Macquarie born Aleyce Simmonds, Hunter Valley singer Tori Forsyth, Tasmanian Ange Boxall, The Time Jumpers, the late Merle Haggard, Stephanie Quayle, bluegrass ace Bradley Walker, Chris Janson, Brad Paisley, Brett Young and Aubrie Sellers.

Stay tuned by visiting our Diary each week for TV show updates, interviews and CD reviews.


We thank all members, renewing members, sponsors, record companies, tour promoters, festival organisers, bands and artists for their support.

They include former Federal ALP member and veteran counter culture journalist Pete Steedman, Dead Livers drummer and magistrate Richard O'Keefe and family including Kew footballer son Johnny O'Keefe, the Bellarine peninsula Aqualina family holidaying in the Gulf Of Carpenteria and Kirby family in Deer Park.

We also thank Colin McGary and his family at Blackburn and East Box Hill Cricket Club for their loyalty and handsome donations. 

Nu Country TV is indebted to promoters Michael Chugg Entertainment and Rob Potts Entertainment Edge for their generous sponsorship.

Our benefactors sponsored Series #23 and #24 of Nu Country with their Mavericks , Gary Allan and Blackjack Billy concert at the St Kilda Palais on October 1.

They sponsored Nu Country TV in Series #21 with the Toby Keith-Kellie Pickler-Eli Young Band and Gretchen Wilson tours in March and 7 th CMC Rocks The Hunter festival .

They also promoted Rascal Flatts-Band Perry St Kilda Palais concert in Series #19 and the concert by Georgian superstar Alan Jackson and Sara Evans in Series #20.

Potts and Chugg also sponsored Nu Country TV with previous Melbourne concerts by superstars Tim McGraw and singing spouse Faith Hill, Texan Eli Young Band, Dierks Bentley and Lee Kernaghan.

Sponsorship is appreciated as we receive no government or Arts funding.

If you want to be a sponsor please email us at

We're completely reliant on sponsorship and loyalty of members - some have been with Nu Country since our radio birth in 1994.

We broadcast as part of Yarra Access television group.


Web mistress Anne Sydenham has recruited sponsors for the web page, our comprehensive gig guide, concert section and Diary.

Anne has won wide praise for her web page, now celebrating its 13th anniversary, with hits from all over the world.

She designed the page and updates it with TV show previews, feature stories and her concert reviews and photographs.

Nu Country TV relies on loyal members and sponsors to survive and keep the dingoes from the door.


We thanks our gig guide collator Annie Christophers who has been a loyal and conscientious volunteer committee member on Nu Country since its radio era at Beer Can Hill in Northcote.

Annie followed her stint at Northcote to our studios at the Paris , Texas , end of Collins St in 2001 by collating our web page gig guide and helping organise and staff showcase concerts and benefits for both the radio station and TV show.

We wish Annie the best in her grand-maternal duties and well deserved overseas travel.

We also thank Secretary Denise Kuhl, who recently enjoyed an overseas sojourn with her award winning drummer partner Rob who guested with the famed Derailers band in Austin Texas .

Denise, Annie and membership officer Wayne Goldsmith helped source our Facebook page, aided by Anne Sydenham.

Please feel free to contribute to our Facebook page and alert fellow country fans through other pages.

Former Federal MP and pioneer counter culture journalist Pete Steedman, drummer Magistrate Richard O'Keefe and many other loyal member families gave us pro-active support with multiple memberships.

We also thank other loyal professionals - Vice President Rod Browne and fellow committee member Barry Hyde.



We are pleased to once again offer CDS and DVDS and occasional concert tickets as a token of our appreciation.

Without you we would not exist and have survived so long so we again reward members who renew memberships for just $20.

We also reward members who make invaluable donations with bonus CD and DVD prizes.

Sony Music promoter Gary English has provided new Jason Aldean CDs and DVDs to help promote his March tour.

And Gary also provided CDS by fellow Georgian Alan Jackson, seven time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood, Adam Harvey and singing actors Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw and Toby Keith.

There's also CDS by Dierks Bentley, Ashley Monroe, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Gary Allan, Charley Pride and more.

We also have a Lady Antebellum DVD.

Please note our new postal address - 45 Ferndale Rd , Glen Iris - 3146.

We have electronic banking for members wishing to renew online.

Please email us at and we'll supply our bank account details.


Singing actor Peter Hosking created Nu Country TV in 2002 after a long stint as a DJ on our radio station during its seven-year era at Beer Can Hill, Northcote, and Harley House at the Paris, Texas, end of Collins St in the CBD.

The aspirant radio station began at Bundoora in 1994 with the late former Preston mayor Bill Corrie as its embryonic president.

Hosking recruited fellow Nu Country FM DJS as hosts, filmed concerts and produced-edited the first four series.

The voiceover maestro, now living in exile in Prague, handed the reigns to Sofie Blichfeldt for Series #5.

Sofie then produced her own show Alone With Everybody for C 31 before graduating to Rockwiz on SBS-TV.

ABC-TV 2 has picked up Alone With Everybody and commissioned a new series - she might find time during sleep to film celebrity hosting roles for Nu Country TV.

Her workload, including long running Ten Network soapie Neighbours, prompted her to be succeeded by Kerry Richardson who edited Series #6, #7 and #8.

Richardson filmed concerts while Kris Walker edited Series #9.

Kris's successor Sean Tierney carried a hefty workload as he took over the filming and editing of Series #10.

Sean filmed several Nu Country TV concerts including the international showcase by Nashville singing satirist Kacey Jones and Oklahoma stone country star Becky Hobbs.

The famed show at the Noise Bar in Brunswick on February 1, 2008, was a nominee in the Antennas - the national community TV awards.

Kerry Richardson returned to editing Series #11 and #12 of Nu Country before handing the role to Peter Staubli for Series #13, #14 and #15.

Ashley Hall then edited Series #16, #17 and #18 before his protégé Blaize Warden edited Series #19 and #20.


We have been inundated with creative new video clips by the cream of Australian artists - both mainstream and independent.

Growth of video - as a surrogate in the unlucky radio country - has been a boon for Pay TV country channel CMC and Nu Country TV.

But we need more videos of international and local artists to blend in with concert footage.

The show has been screened in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and New Zealand.

For editing purposes we prefer video clips in digital format - Youtube is preferable.

Please send your links to

Our postal address is
: 45 Ferndale Rd, Glen Iris 3146.

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