"In the 1960s, Australia's social, political and cultural landscape began to change and people wanted the Australian media, in turn, to reflect these changes. Many specialist groups, including ethnic and Indigenous communities, political activists, students, academics and classical music consumers, began to lobby for their own radio broadcasting licences. This community radio movement was an important force in the birth of community radio and remains a vibrant force in the Australian media today." (ref:http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/communityradio)
|92.3FM celebrated 1 yr local broadcasting Feb 2010-11|
There is much more to radio than just tuning in to your local frequency. And much more to broadcasting than just "getting on air" to have your say. Radio Stations are places of creativity, research, people management, production, training, paper...., record keeping, CD's, computers, software, microphones, recorders, phone lines, and laughter, encouragement and going on a "journey" together.
Have you visited your local Community Radio Station recently?