26 November, 2001
Applications invited for new Perth commercial radio licence
The Australian Broadcasting Authority has invited applications for a new commercial radio licence for Perth. The proposed service will operate on 93.7 MHz on the FM band
The licence will be allocated in accordance with the price-based allocation system set out in the Determination made pursuant to section 36 of the Broadcasting Services Act. Subject to the requirements of the Determination and the Act being satisfied, the licence will be allocated to the highest bidder at an auction-style licence allocation exercise. The reserve price for the licence is $1 million.
The application period will close at midnight on Thursday 20 December 2001. Companies interested in applying for the licence must purchase an information package titled Price-based Allocation of Commercial Broadcasting Licence from the ABA. The cost of the package is $50.00 (inclusive of GST).
The information package explains how to apply for a licence, provides technical specifications about the service for which the licence is available, and contains copies of the forms to be completed by intending applicants. The package also contains details of the price-based system determined by the ABA, the conditions that apply to commercial broadcasting licences and other information relating to the licence area of the licence being offered for allocation.
To purchase a copy of the Information Package please call Deb Farina on (02) 9334 7878.
Media contact: Donald Robertson, ABA Manager Media & PR on (02) 9334 7980.