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Proposed changes to Nowra radio frequencies

Listeners to Nowra-based radio station 2ST could soon be enjoying clearer and higher-quality audio under a proposed move from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

The proposal would see 2ST move from its current AM radio frequency to a new FM transmission, and 2UUU permitted to increase the power of its transmitter at Shoalhaven Heads.

The changes are part of a project converting commercial radio stations in certain regional areas from AM to FM, which provides better sound quality and can be more cost effective for station operators.

The ACMA has released a consultation paper on the proposal and is currently seeking feedback from the local community.

If the proposal goes ahead, some 2ST listeners will need to retune their radio receivers.

Listeners around Nowra and most of the Shoalhaven area will be able to tune in to 2ST on 91.7FM, and those at Kiama on 88.5FM. Listeners in the Wingecarribee Shire and Ulladulla areas will continue to listen to their current service.

Submissions on the Nowra proposal are due by COB Friday 28 February 2020. Find out more information about AM–FM conversions.

If the ACMA approves the conversion, the timing of the transition will be decided by the broadcaster.

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