Edge Radio gains access to DAB+ service in Hobart

Youth broadcaster, and community radio station, Edge Radio, will be allowed to provide a DAB+ digital radio service in Hobart despite being in the RA3 licence area for the city.

Digital radio services are usually identical to commercial radio licence areas, and, generally, for a community radio broadcasting licensee to be eligible to provide digital radio services, it must either hold an RA1 Licence for the planned relevant commercial radio licence area, or have its licence area deemed to be the same as the commercial radio licence area.

Last week the ACMA announced a deeming determination that will allow Edge Radio to provide a DAB+ digital radio service in Hobart.

CEO of the CBAA, Jon Bisset, says,  “The CBAA is very pleased that the ACMA has recognised the basis for the inclusion of the RA3 licence area for digital radio in Hobart, and that as a community youth broadcaster Edge Radio will be able to contribute to the diversity of radio services available on the digital broadcasting platform”.

Both the CBAA and Edge Radio made submissions to the ACMA consultation to support deeming of the RA3 community broadcasting licence area for digital radio.




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