New Site to help Penrith Radio Start Up

The ABA has approved a change in the transmission site and radiation pattern for a Penrith open narrowcasting radio service, planned to operate on 1476 AM. The new transmission site is at Luddenham, 13 kilometres south east of Penrith.

Acting ABA head, Lyn Maddock, says the successful bidder has had problems securing tenure at the nominal transmission site at Emu Plains and the change to Luddenham will help the licensee in starting the service.

The decision is contained in a just released explanatory paper and variation to the Sydney radio licence area plan. These are available from the ABA website ( or by calling 1 800 226 667.