CBAA Submission: FM broadcasting services band in the Perth RA1 licence area

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 12th August 2021

In April 2021, the ACMA released an options paper to consult on options to replan the FM broadcasting services band in Perth.

A number of the options proposed impact upon community radio broadcasters, requiring either a change of frequency or a change of transmission site location: specifically regarding 6KCR, 6SEN and 6WSM. As part of the mix of primary radio services in Perth, the situation of community metropolitan-wide AM radio reading service, 6RPH, also needs to considered. The replanning also provides opportunity to tidy up and amend several long-standing historical anomalies related to 6NME, 6EBA, and 6NR.

In its response, the CBAA made a number of points in support of the needs of community broadcasters to provide the best outcome for stations and listeners, including better DAB+ digital radio service outcomes.

As the proposal currently stands, the CBAA would not support the ACMA moving to consult on a formal variation to the Perth RA1 LAP.

Our submission is now available, and can be read on our Submissions Page.

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