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Alan Jones' impeccable timing on investigation

Thursday 21 May, 2020

Just a few days ago Alan Jones announced his impending retirement.

Today the ACMA announced the findings of its investigation into Jones’ breaches of decency and accuracy, coming down against Jones and the new licensee of 2GB, Nine Entertainment.

ACMA finds Alan Jones breached broadcasting rules

Thursday 21 May, 2020

Alan Jones has provided an on-air correction following an ACMA investigation that found the licensee of radio station 2GB in breach of broadcasting rules due to inaccurate comments he made about climate change.
 
2GB was also found to have breached decency rules in relation to comments made by Mr Jones regarding New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
 
The ACMA received more than 125 complaints about a broadcast of The Alan Jones Breakfast Show that went to air in 2019.

ACMA finds FAB FM is in breach of its licence

Friday 08 May, 2020

The ACMA investigated Port Douglas station, FAB FM, following a complaint that the station was not providing open narrowcasting in accordance with its licence. 

Will regional stations get a pass on local content quotas?

Wednesday 06 May, 2020

Gathering local content for regional radio stations is becoming more difficult as the COVID-19 crisis affects the ability of station staff to assemble content as many are working from home and some newsrooms have reduced staff numbers.

 
Commercial Radio Australia is asking the Federal Government for relief from the current local content regulation for the 220 stations broadcasting in regional areas.

Commercial radio says disclosure requirements should be modernised

Thursday 30 April, 2020

Commercial Radio Australia has recommended that disclosure requirements should be reviewed and modernised in line with the Government’s aim to move to a more platform-neutral regulatory framework across media.
 

Immediate COVID19 relief for Australian media

Wednesday 15 April, 2020

The Morrison Government today announced a package of measures to help sustain Australian media businesses as they do their vital work of keeping the community informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The measures include:
 

Tamworth's 88.9FM gets the go ahead to broadcast into Quirindi

Saturday 11 April, 2020

Community Radio station 88.9fm Tamworth and Liverpool Plains Shire Council have signed a MOU for the commencement of broadcast services for Quirindi and the Liverpool Plains Shire.

Australia should plan and test DRM: Ruxandra Obreja

Tuesday 07 April, 2020

After reading the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s final report on the Future Delivery of Radio earlier this month, based on 22 submissions (including the one sent by the DRM Consortium), the Chair of the Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium, Ruxandra Obreja has contributed this article to radioinfo.

Applications open for high-power open narrowcasting licences

Monday 16 March, 2020

The ACMA is inviting applications for transmitter licences to provide high-power open (HPON) narrowcasting services in Gosford, New South Wales (747 kHz) and Hobart, Tasmania (104.3 MHz).  

The licences will be issued under a price-based allocation system, meaning if the ACMA receive more than one application for a HPON licence, they will issue that licence to the highest bidder at an auction.

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