Local news service for CHY FM begins on Monday | radioinfo

Local news service for CHY FM begins on Monday

Thursday 03 December, 2020

Starting Monday 7 December, 104.1 CHY FM will launch a local new service in Coffs Harbour.
 
Station Manager, Angie Vaughan says, “With the local commercial radio and the ABC station now taking their news bulletins from Sydney and/or Brisbane, 104.1 CHY FM saw the need to supply our local area with news and information essential and pertinent to where we live. And it’s also great information for holidaymakers that want to know what’s going on right where they are.”
 
104.1 CHY will broadcast news every week, Monday to Friday, at 7 am, 7.30 am, 8 am, 8.30 am, 9 am, 4.30pm and 6 pm supplied to the station from local news service providers, Air News Media, a Coffs -based company that provides locally-based news services to regional and community radio across Australia.

 

 

 


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Benjamin_S
3 December 2020 - 1:52pm
Great to hear about more news content in Coffs! Best of luck to 2CHY!
Just for clarity, the quote that ‘the ABC station takes news from Sydney’ is misleading in that it suggests that there is now no local news. In fact, the ABC has increased its local news presence in Coffs Harbour, with two news reporters and two features reporters based in Coffs Harbour, providing locally produced bulletins every weekday morning, as well as providing local content into the local breakfast program between 6.15 and 10am, and then providing local content throughout the day on air and online at www.abc.net.au/coffscoast. Cheers, Benjamin, ABC Coffs Coast.
StJohn
7 December 2020 - 9:49pm
I recall ABC radio had major bulletins of 15 minutes, then reduced to a single 07:00 morning news bulletin of 10 min and all other bulletins 5 minutes. How do we get local metro news outside of Sydney in such a short bulletin?

How long are your local news bulletins?

As you may be aware, the Bateman's Bay tower was burnt during the fires early this year. This took out the ABC local radio transmitter (fed from Bega) but on the same tower is mobile phones including the use of the ABC Emergency app, as well as emergency services. On such towers carry TV and wireless NBN is common in regional areas. Did any of your transmitters on Mt MOOMBIL off air because the power line through the thick bush was burnt down?

Lastly can your program and Radio National be received in stereo from the Mt Moombil tower?
Anthony The Koala
8 December 2020 - 5:45am
It's is truly remarkable how CHY is a provider of news not only for the Coffs Harbour region. CHY could well be another training ground for electronic journalism. This is notwithstanding the National Radio News from 2MCE (Bathurst),

Sources:
https://www.cbaa.org.au/national-radio-news and https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/NRN/home

For CHY it is a great achievement, in what started as a youth station under the care of the Coffs Harbour Salvation Army delivering its radio programs via a subscription/sponsorship model delivered via telephone lines, it is now a source of news.

It demonstrates that community radio is a great training ground for future media personnel, should commercial media expand its news service. Community radio is a great source giving is audience what they want where commercial media, regional or capital city or the ABC do not provide.

Thank you,
Anthony of in praise of community radio, Belfield which is also exciting.
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