The ACMA is proposing to move Armidale’s 2AD off it’s current AM frequency to a new FM transmission, giving station listeners clearer and better quality audio.
Deputy Chair of the ACMA, Creina Chapman, says the proposal was part of a nationwide project converting commercial radio stations in regional areas from AM to FM. “There are a lot of benefits to FM radio, the sound quality is better than AM and it can be more cost effective for the station operators.
“We have recently transitioned stations in a number of regional areas including places like Bathurst, Warrnambool and Port Hedland which has resulted in better broadcasting environments.”
The ACMA has released a consultation paper on the proposal and is currently seeking feedback from the local community before going ahead with submissions due by Friday 8 November.
If the proposal goes ahead, the timing of the conversion would be up to the broadcaster and 2AD listeners will need to re-tune their radios to 94.3FM.