Sunday, 15 November 2009

[creative-radio] New community Radio Broadcasting For Goolwa, South Australia


New community Radio Broadcasting For Goolwa, South Australia


The Australian Communications and Media Authority has made spectrum
available for a new community radio broadcasting service in Goolwa, South

Two aspirant community radio groups are active in Goolwa and currently
operate on temporary community broadcasting licences, alternating on the
one frequency.

'Spectrum congestion in the Goolwa region means that the ACMA has been
unable to identify more than one suitable frequency to accommodate
interest in community broadcasting in the area,' said Chris Chapman,
Chairman of the ACMA.

'After considering all the information before it, the ACMA believes that
an additional community radio broadcasting service would add to the
diversity of radio broadcasting services available at Goolwa. In addition,
new services of this type are likely to have a positive effect on
innovative programming and coverage of matters of local significance.'

Now that the licence area plan has been varied, the ACMA will commence the
allocation process for the long-term community broadcasting licence at

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