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ACMA is offering up vacant FM frequencies in WA

Wednesday 26 May, 2021

On 25th June 2013 Bunbury TV stations moved to UHF allowing 87.5 – 92, 94 – 108 MHz available to FM radio.
 
Now, the ACMA is offering frequencies to 9 Radio’s 6PR, 6IX, ABC Perth, Radio National, ABC News.
 

Alan Jones and 2GB broke commercial disclosure rules

Wednesday 26 May, 2021

The ACMA has found that 2GB breached commercial radio disclosure rules in 2019, during broadcasts of The Alan Jones Breakfast Show, by not informing its listeners about a commercial agreement the program had with The Star Entertainment Group when Jones was commenting on a development project.

Jones has since left 2GB and now appears on pay tv.

In a statement released today, the ACMA said,
 

Funding steady for national broadcasters, more money for community broadcasting: Federal Budget

Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has delivered the federal budget with a focus on "creating jobs and rebuilding the economy," as Australia continues to recover from the covid pandemic and to keep it at a very low level compared with the rest of the world.

"Australia is coming back. In the face of a once‑in‑a‑century pandemic, the Australian spirit has shone through," he told Parliament tonight in his budget speech.

ACMA won't adapt proposed deeming principles for digital expansion

Thursday 18 March, 2021

The ACMA has released the outcome of its consultation on proposed deeming principles for regional radio licence areas.
 
In June 2020, the ACMA consulted on adopting a set of principles to guide deeming powers for community radio licence areas in regional Australia when considering the introduction of digital radio into regional areas.

John Laws and 2HD breach radio code on suicide

Friday 05 March, 2021

An ACMA investigation has found The John Laws Morning Show breached the rules around decency and the treatment of suicide during a segment in March 2020.

ACMA opens applications for News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code

Wednesday 03 March, 2021

The ACMA today opened applications for Australian news businesses wishing to register for the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code.
 
The code has been designed to help support the sustainability of public interest journalism in Australia.
 

An Adelaide Hills radio station is fighting to get back onair

Thursday 28 January, 2021

Hills Radio failed to gain an ongoing broadcasting licence from ACMA in September last year with the exclusive broadcasting rights for the Mount Barker district going to Lofty 88.9 Adelaide Hills.

Controversial Rolleston Mine transmitter off air

Friday 16 October, 2020

The controversial self help transmitter at the Rolleston Mine is currently off air.

ACMA tells narrowcasters to 'Use it or lose it'

Friday 16 October, 2020

Holders of low power open narrowcasting (LPON) services have been told by the ACMA to ‘Use it or lose it.’

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