Community radio future at risk

Staff Writer

"The future of free-to-air broadcasting is digital – but for community radio stations, that future is now at risk.

Unless the Federal Government commits to giving digital community radio a future in the upcoming budget, vital digital community radio stations will be switched off.

Community radio is the voice of communities right across the country – it's too important to be lost."

This is the thrust behind a campaign called 'Commit to Community Radio', launched today by the CBAA.

They want the Government to cough up the $1.4m per year shortfall from their current commitment to digital community radio of $2.2m.

Without the total $3.6m needed, a number of community digital radio services would need to be turned off across the country.

The 'Commit to Community Radio' campaign is asking their supporters to take action.

See more and support the cause here.

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