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SYN to protest by switching off

Monday 06 May, 2013

Melbourne's SYN Media is switching off analogue and digital radio services on Tuesday 7 May in a bold move that will demonstrate the future of community broadcasting if the Federal Government does not address the shortfall in digital community radio funding.

From 4pm Tuesday SYN will replace all of its regular programming with a repeating message that explains why the future of community radio is under threat.

SYN General Manager Tahlia Azaria says with the Federal budget just one week away, time is running out.

“We need to do everything we can to get the message about the Commit to Community Radio campaign out there. So far over 40,000 people have pledged their support for a digital future but Senator Conroy isn’t one of them, and we don’t think that’s good enough”, says Azaria. 

SYN broadcasters will also take to the streets on the day dressed as dinosaurs to spread the message of upcoming community radio extinction, and with it, their future in the sector, if the funding shortfall is not addressed.

More information about the Commit to Community Radio campaign can be found at committocommunityradio.org.au.

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