A big win for community radio

Staff Writer

The Federal Government this morning confirmed their support for community digital radio by addressing the shortfall with a commitment of $6 million over three years.

This came after the sectors Commit to Community Radio campaign which saw support from over 43,000 people.

One the leaders of the campaign, SYN GM Tahlia Azaria, said:

"We couldn't be happier about this announcement. We have some really big, ambitious plans for digital radio in the pipelines and can now finally get the ball rolling with an assurance that we will have access to digital radio services going forward."

"For us, digital radio means more broadcast time for young people to share their stories and opinions, and while our analogue signal focuses mainly on Melbourne, our digital channel will give us the opportunity to expand to places where young people are not being heard."

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