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4 June 2010 - 4:30am
ah yes, digital radio, the "am stereo" of the new millenium New audio standards adopted for commercial radio ads

4 June 2010 - 4:30am
Can someone remix the 4 Corners Theme. It would sound HOT!!

Tony - NSW
Unlikely hit for news theme composer

28 May 2010 - 4:30am
Does anyone know how it stacks up for sensitivity? Greetings sports fans! Now there’s a DAB+ radio for the footy

24 May 2010 - 4:30am
Hopefully they are also going to bring back the "Real Dr. Dan" Triple M revisits Dr Dan with Slash

24 May 2010 - 4:30am
I am a very regular listener to RNZI on shortwave. This is a valuable service to the pacific. Perhaps more should be done to educate politicians about the wonderful world of short wave broadcasting.Invite them to see the transmission facilities. No more money in budget for Radio New Zealand International

20 May 2010 - 4:30am
Vision FM is now called Vision Radio Network because it opperates both FM & AM services Australian AM off-band Radio stations surveyed

19 May 2010 - 4:30am
When I was growing up in Perth, 6PR was the hot music station at the time in the 60's. There was a fantastic line up of really successful Jocks that so influenced me that I ended up becoming a jock myself. Bill Rule was one of those 'good guys'and like many others of our time should never just slip away without being recognised as the true performers they were, who made being 'on-air' a professional art form. I'm saddened to hear of his passing. Does anyone have any aircheck's of Bill, particularly from that era we can share?

Keith Williams
Vale Bill Rule

13 May 2010 - 4:30am
By any measure, there is greater awareness of community radio in the general community in 2010 than there has ever been, with many people choosing to look for alternatives to the often bland offerings of commercial radio.
This is particularly true in country areas, where significant numbers of both heritage AM stations and spinoff FM licences have been allowed to be bought by a handful of operators who then simply network the programming, resulting in virtually no local content. A similar situation has existed for many years with the ABC, with the exception of regional breakfast programmes.
Community radio provides virtually the only opportunities for truly localised, one community shows, for ethic broadcasting in a multitude of languages well beyond the mainstream nationalities covered by SBS, and for specialist music programmes embracing genres of music not even considered by the focus group/ heavily researched (to the point of repetitiveness and blandness) commercial radio networks.
Most of our community radio stations are run entirely by volunteers, with on air presenters actually paying for the opportunity to offer an alternative programme. Without this structure, with very limited or no government assistance to individual stations, community radio would not survive.
Yet, despite all the benefits that community radio potentially brings to the population at large, there is greater government funding given to the ACMA to watch over the activities of community broadcasters than there is funding to allow this sector to survive.
Once again, it seems that government policy and funding in broadcasting is being driven by young public servants who radio listening is dictated by today's top 40 and their own iPod selections.
Mixed results for broadcasters in Federal Budget

6 May 2010 - 4:30am
HA! Oldfield, your ideas and ego have been put in place. Maybe, instead of stewing about it and acting self-righteous, you should... sit in a corner, and think about what you've done? loser. HA! David Oldfield stood down over asylum seeker comments

5 May 2010 - 4:30am
It would be nice if we could pick up a digital radio signal in Docklands (Melbourne CBD) Austereo backs digital future with a third station


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