Community broadcasting service for South Australia’s Goolwa community | ACMA

Community broadcasting service for South Australia’s Goolwa community

Media Release 36- 30 May 2012

The Goolwa community in South Australia will have a new long-term community radio service after the Australian Communications and Media Authority decided to allocate the licence to Radio Alexandrina Community Broadcasters Association Inc (Alex FM).

Alex FM was one of two applicants for the Goolwa licence. The other was Fleurieu Christian Broadcasters Inc (Spirit FM). The licence is initially for a period of five years, when the licensee must then apply for it to be renewed.

Alex FM proposes to represent the general community interest while Spirit FM had proposed to represent the Religious - Christian community interest.

The ACMA considered that Alex FM better demonstrated its capacity to provide the proposed service which would be more capable of meeting the existing and perceived future needs of the community.

Although there is already some Christian programming provided by other broadcasting services available in the licence area, the ACMA expects Alex FM to accommodate any remaining needs of the Christian community in the licence area in providing its proposed service.

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Emma Rossi, Media Manager, on (02) 9334 7719, 0434 652 063 or

Last updated: 03 June 2016