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

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 12th August 2021
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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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