5THE FM allocated five year broadcast licence by ACMA

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has allocated a five-year community radio broadcasting licence to 107.7 5THE FM in the Millicent region of South Australia.

At the end of 2023 the ACMA called for applications for the Millicent community broadcasting licence. Millicent Community Access Radio (MILCAR) has provided the 5THE FM service on 107.7 using a temporary licence since June 2023 and was the sole applicant.

ACMA member Creina Chapman said in its application MILCAR made a commitment to build a sustainable on-air service with strong governance structures:

“Community radio provides an important platform for local voices and issues. Over the last ten months MILCAR has demonstrated that it is committed to the Millicent community and is providing local programming on the 5THE FM service. MILCAR currently has a healthy membership base and is looking to increase volunteer participation in the station.

“We look forward to MILCAR delivering on the ambitions set out in its application for more local content and community participation in the 5THE FM service.”

MILCAR Board Chairperson David Walshaw shared the news to Facebook with a thanks to members, listeners, sponsors and guests.

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