18 January 2012
The ACMA proposes improvements to the Brisbane commercial radio service 4KQ
The Australian Communications and Media Authority is seeking public comment on a proposal to vary the licence area plan for Brisbane Radio to change the technical specifications of radio service 4KQ to reflect its current operating conditions.
Since 2007, 4KQ has been conducting a day/night transmitter power switching trial in Brisbane on AM frequency 693 kHz from Wynnum Road, Wynnum West. The results of this trial have seen a significant improvement in the coverage of the 4KQ service into the Brisbane licence area.
As the trial has now concluded, the ACMA proposes that 4KQ be allowed to adopt its day/night transmitter power specifications permanently.
The proposed changes are contained in the Draft Variation to Licence Area Plan – Brisbane Radio – No. 1 of 2012 and accompanying explanatory paper.
The documents are available on the ACMA’s website or by calling 1300 850 115.
More information on the ACMA’s broadcast planning process and licence area plans can be found at the ACMA website.
The closing date for comments on the proposals is 5:00 pm Friday 17 February 2012.
For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Emma Rossi, Media Manager, on (02) 9334 7719, 0434 652 063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The ACMA is Australia’s regulator for broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications. The ACMA’s strategic intent is to make communications and media work in Australia’s public interest. For more information: www.acma.gov.au.