ABC Radio Australia launches into Palau

The northern Pacific Republic of Palau will now receive ABC Radio Australia on 91.5FM. It has been a decade since it was been available as a full channel service.

The launch comes after a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed last year between the ABC and Palau’s national radio broadcaster, Eco Paradise FM (EPFM).

ABC Radio Australia head Justine Kelly said:

“I’m excited that audiences in Palau will now have access to the very best of Pacific news, music, sports, culture and health programming, all day, every day via the new service.”

Acting Director of the Palau Bureau Archives and Media, Linda Ngirameketii said:

“I express my wholehearted support for today’s ABC Radio Australia launch in Palau in partnership with EPFM 87.9, Ngerel Belau AM 1584 and the Palau Division of Media & Information Services (DMIS). I am so happy to see ABC Radio Australia return to the Palau airwaves, bridging the distances for many listeners near and far. Through radio waves and the power of media, communities are united and vital information disseminated, reaching many in the Pacific region. We welcome this endeavour, knowing it will resonate far beyond the shores of Palau.”

More countries and locations will also soon receive ABC Radio Australia’s service, including Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia, Kokopo in Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Kiribati, the Cook Islands, Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands.

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