Better commercial radio transmission for Remote North East area

The ABA has varied the radio licence area plan for the Remote North East Zone, to improve the availability of the commercial radio services, 4SUN/4RBL, to audiences in the Mount Tamborine area.

The ABA is making an alternative medium power frequency available at Mount Tamborine for the commercial radio service, 4SUN and for licensee Sun FM’s additional service, 4RBL. The ABA is also making frequencies available for additional low power in-fill translators for both services at Eagle Heights and Canungra.

Before deciding on the most effective solution for the Remote North East Zone commercial radio services to provide adequate services to Mount Tamborine, the ABA took into account the views of all who made submissions to the draft variation.

Providing additional translator services for the existing services will rectify coverage deficiencies in the Mount Tamborine area and also give the Sun FM services comparable coverage to the fortuitous signal overspill from the Gold Coast commercial radio services, within Sun FM’s licence area. The additional frequencies will give listeners in the area access to the radio services that are licensed to serve the Mt Tamborine area.