24 February 2011
ACMA proposes changes to radio services in Hobart and Devonport
The Australian Communications and Media Authority is seeking public comment on proposed changes to radio services in the Hobart and Devonport regions of Tasmania.
The ACMA is proposing to:
- vary the radiation pattern of the existing national radio broadcasting service 7PB so that it operates on 747 kHz from broadcast site Ralphs Bay
- make FM spectrum 96.1 MHz with a maximum effective radiated power (ERP) of 3.2 kW available for an additional transmitter for the existing community radio broadcasting service 7RPH at Devonport and extend the Hobart RA4 licence area to reflect the inclusion of that additional transmitter
- make FM spectrum 94.9 MHz with a maximum ERP of 1.5 kW available for a new open narrowcasting radio service at Hobart.
The proposed changes are contained in the Draft Variation to the Licence Area Plan for Hobart Radio - No. 1 of 2011 and an accompanying explanatory paper.
The documents are available on the ACMA’s website or by calling 1300 850 115.
The closing date for comments on the proposals is 5:00 pm Friday 25 March 2011.
For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Blake Murdoch, Media Officer, on (02) 9334 7817, 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.