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Improved reception of the commercial radio service 3MP in northern and western Melbourne

ACMA Media Release 20- 4 April 2012

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has decided to increase the maximum transmitting power of Melbourne commercial radio broadcasting service 3MP-from 1225 volts to 2140 volts (equivalent to 5 kilowatts to 8.2 kilowatts)-and change the direction of its radiation pattern. This will allow expanded coverage of northern and western Melbourne.

3MP has been previously known by the on-air identities, 3MTR and MTR1377.

This follows public consultation on the proposal, released in November 2011, to vary the Licence Area Plan - Melbourne Radio - June 2000 (the Melbourne LAP).

The changes to the Melbourne LAP are contained in the Variation to Licence Area Plan - Melbourne Radio - No. 1 of 2012.

The variation also updates the description of the existing commercial and community radio licence areas in the Melbourne LAP so they are defined in terms used in the 2006 census.

These documents are also available by calling 1300 850 115.

More information on the ACMA's broadcast planning process and licence area plans can be found on the ACMA website: www.acma.gov.au.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Blake Murdoch, on (02) 9334 7817, 0411 504 687 or media@acma.gov.au.

Last updated: 03 March 2017