Myall Coast Radio 87.8FM startup learns from Great Lakes FM101.5 to build community radio expertise

Building expertise – Tea Garden’s radio volunteers visiting GreaT Lakes FM community radio (from left – Adam Males, Stephen Rees, Graham Lang, Maggie Nadal and Rhonda Dorman).

 

MEMBERS of the Tea Gardens Myall Coast Community Radio (MCR) Steering Committee recently visited the Tuncurry studio of the Great Lakes FM101.5 station to share knowledge and boost their expertise about community radio.

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“We are building our broadcasting, programming and technical expertise by learning from the experiences of Great Lakes FM,” Steering Committee member Rhonda Dorman, informed NOTA.

Six members of the Tea Gardens Myall Coast Community Radio Steering Committee spent a day in the studio.

Technical volunteer, Adam Males, stated,”Sharing information about how FM101.5 operates was very enlightening.”

Great Lakes community radio broadcasts 24 hours a day with volunteers between 6am and 10pm and then using satellite feed. The station has a great reputation across the national Community Radio sector as it provides an accessible and extensive range of information services to the local community, as well as great music.

Rhonda Dorman, added, “We learned a lot about the legal and financial aspects of running a local radio station. We intend to all work together to ensure Myall Coast Radio 87.8FM is successfully broadcasting this year.”

With social distancing in place due to COVID-19, community radio is a welcome initiative for connecting the community.

NOTA newspaper is keen to help and work with MCR 87.8FM and update on the countdown to go live.

 

By Sandra MURRAY

One thought on “Myall Coast Radio 87.8FM startup learns from Great Lakes FM101.5 to build community radio expertise

  1. It is worth these guys looking at what they can and can’t broadcast on a LPON service (87.6-88.0)
    Community radio is not allowed on a LPON service

    A LPON service which 87.8 is classed as, needs to be of limited appeal to a wide audience, if your going to be operating as a community station playing everyday music then it is not of limited appeal and there is a very high chance you will catch the attention of ACMA the governing authority of radio in Australia and you will either cop a fine or they will lose the 87.8 licence

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