Narrowcast licence breach
A New South Wales based radio station has been found in breach of its narrowcast licence conditions, by airing content of wide appeal, similar to that of local commercial stations.
The report on the Myall Coast narrowcast was made public on the ACMA website this week.
The reports states “In April 2021, the Australian Communications and Media Authority commenced an investigation under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 into whether the service provided by Myall Coast Radio Incorporated is an open narrowcasting service as defined by section 18 of the BSA.”
“The ACMA also investigated whether the Licensee has breached a licence condition applicable to narrowcasting services.”
“The ACMA’s finding is that the Licensee is not providing an open narrowcasting service, within the meaning of section 18 of the BSA.”
The ACMA reminds radio broadcasters they must always take the conditions of their licence into account when planning programming.