Radio is slowly but surely going all digital, and the government has just pulled the funding for the community stations to get fully onto the digital system by the time analogue is phased out, so read this shizz below, sign the petition, and come along to PBS next wednesday to be outraged and eat a sausage. I'll be co-presenting City Slang with Kim!
As you may have heard recently, PBS will be participating in a national campaign to make sure that the federal government fulfills its commitment to community radio in Australia. Previously the government has promised to fund the community sector nationally to help provide the infrastructure required to broadcast on the new digital radio platform. PBS and all major metro stations (3RRR, 3CR, 3MBS, et al) already broadcast on digital radio and without full funding those services may have to be shut down. There have already been over a million digital radios sold in Australia and the uptake of digital radio is growing steadily.
On Wednesday March 13 EVERY community station will participate in a national day of programming to encourage listeners to support community radio and our fight to get the government to provide the funding they have previously promised. In the last budget that funding was cut by $1.4M.
Here at PBS we’ll open our doors and invite the community in for a BBQ during the day.
read up on the campaign and sign the petition at www.committocommunityradio.