Historic RTRFM exhibition at WA State Library wrapping up

Former Assistant Editor

The State Library of Western Australia will shortly wrap up its exhibition on Perth’s oldest radio station RTRFM.

Alternative Frequencies: 40 Years of RTRFM will close on Sunday, February 11, so there are two weekends left to catch a glimpse of the turbulent, uplifting and community-focussed history of the historic station.

RTRFM was originally 6UWA, running from the grounds of the University of Western Australia.

It merged with Murdoch University and became 6UVS on 92.1, and became a hub of student activision and a counter-point to commercial broadcasting in WA.

After almost shutting down on several occasions, the station finally lost its university funding, before volunteers stepped in to create RTRFM and gain a community broadcasting license.

The exhibition has been curated by RTRFM and the State Library, and features an incredible collection of audio, stories, visuals, equipment and memorabilia, telling the story of RTRFM as well as FM radio in Western Australia.

Entry is free.

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2 Feb 2018 - 12:15 pm

“Perth’s oldest radio station RTRFM”.

No it’s not, by far.


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