2EC, 2XL and 2GN could move to FM transmission

Staff Writer

The ACMA is considering proposals by 2EC in Bega, 2XL in Cooma and 2GN in Goulburn to move from AM to FM transmission.

“FM radio provides improved audio quality for listeners in regional areas and can be more cost-effective to operate than AM radio,’ said ACMA chair Nerida O’Loughlin.

Submissions on the proposals are now open, and the ACMA is calling audiences to submit their thoughts.

“A number of regional commercial radio stations are seeking to convert their services to FM under an industry-led conversion program,” said O’Loughlin.

“The ACMA will facilitate a conversion after taking a number of issues into account. These include availability of suitable spectrum and being satisfied that audiences in regional areas do not lose radio services under that proposal.”

More information about the AM-FM conversion available here.

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