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An Adelaide Hills radio station is fighting to get back onair

Thursday 28 January, 2021

Hills Radio failed to gain an ongoing broadcasting licence from ACMA in September last year with the exclusive broadcasting rights for the Mount Barker district going to Lofty 88.9 Adelaide Hills.

Controversial Rolleston Mine transmitter off air

Friday 16 October, 2020

The controversial self help transmitter at the Rolleston Mine is currently off air.

ACMA tells narrowcasters to 'Use it or lose it'

Friday 16 October, 2020

Holders of low power open narrowcasting (LPON) services have been told by the ACMA to ‘Use it or lose it.’

Federal Budget implications for broadcasting sectors

Tuesday 06 October, 2020

The federal government’s delayed 2020/21 budget, released tonight, is a high spending stimulus plan that hopes to maintain economic activity long enough for Australia to come out of its covid pandemic slump.

radioinfo examines how will it affect broadcasters and associated industries.


ACMA blames administrative error for Rolleston Mine relay

Saturday 19 September, 2020

The regulator has responded to yesterday's opinion article by Brad Smart, citing an administrative error for the broadcast of an out of area Triple M signal at Rolleston Mine.

Hills Radio to go off air after ACMA licence decision

Saturday 19 September, 2020

The ACMA's decision to award a full time community licence to Lofty Community Media in the Adelaide Hills will mean the other applicant for the licence, Hills Radio, will go off air at the end of this month.

ACMA makes a Lofty decision for the Adelaide Hills

Friday 18 September, 2020

The ACMA has allocated a long-term community radio broadcasting licence in the Mt Barker area of the Adelaide Hills to Lofty Community Media Incorporated (Lofty).
The licence will be used to provide a community radio service which will broadcast on the frequency of 88.9MHz.

Mining decision the pits: Is ACMA playing fast and loose?

Thursday 17 September, 2020

Opinion from Brad Smart.

Can someone please tell me what the hell is going on?

Why is Triple M Brisbane being relayed into the Rolleston Mine in Central Queensland.

That mine is well inside the Central Highlands Licence Area Plan (LAP).

The story I’m about to tell you becomes more intriguing as we peel back the layers, so keep reading. I’m sure you’ll be as appalled as I am at what the regulator is letting happen to this industry.


Kyle & Jackie O breach the decency standards

Tuesday 08 September, 2020

An ACMA investigation has found KIIS 1065 in breach of rules relating to generally accepted standards of decency due to comments made by Kyle Sandilands about the Virgin Mary and Christian beliefs.

The investigation found KIIS 1065 was not in breach of rules relating to inciting hatred and severe ridicule because of religion.

Proposed deeming principles for regional radio licence areas

Tuesday 30 June, 2020

The ACMA is proposing to adopt a set of principles to use as guidance when considering whether to deem a community licence area under subsection 8AD(3) of the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA).
This would enable community radio broadcasting services in these areas to broadcast in digital. 
Community radio broadcasting licensees need access to digital multiplex capacity to transmit digital services under the current legislation for digital radio.


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