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29 November 2017 - 8:10pm
Well done, Radioinfo!

Here are some additional arguements for .radio:
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"42% of searches show that .berlin domains rank better locally ."

The study of total sites in Houston shows that the results by Searchmetrics can be generalized to all new top level domains, including the new Radio-Domains: It was proved that Google uses the domain endings of the New Top Level Domains as a key element for the assessment of domains. Total sites draws as a conclusion:

"It is clear that the new top-level domains improve the ranking in search engines."

Hans-Peter Oswald


Did you manage to get a .radio domain name? We did!
straight talker
29 November 2017 - 5:30pm
I applaud the team at Hawkesbury Gold for their great effort so far for getting to air and for involving businesses and the community which has not been seen before in the area, good luck in the future as it can only get better from this point on. We resent the scaremongering: Hawkesbury Gold's John Bryant and Terry Malecki
29 November 2017 - 2:56pm
Most people in the Hawkesbury like country music because it is regarded as country. The past is the past and Hawkesbury radio has been doing the right thing for nearly 40 year's.
Hawkesbury gold is just old timers who can't let go of the past. Their signal doesnt even reach all of the Hawkesbury.
When Hawkesbury gold is on air i go to streaming Hawkesbury radio online and when on the car, its 2day fm
Hawkesbury Gold commences shared air time
29 November 2017 - 11:56am
The truth of the matter is that ONE disgruntled person (ex-Committee member) has resigned and left Hawkesbury Gold. He had attempted to bring on board a range of his friends as presenters from outside the Hawkesbury region, some from interstate.
That person was also the subject of a caution issued to Hawkesbury Gold by ACMA last week, due to his inappropriate on-air comments about another local community radio broadcaster. The offender was not prepared to comply with a number of our policies, and chose to leave the station of his own free will.

The ex-Committee member had registered the Station’s Facebook page and website in his personal name, not the Association, hence the disruption to these services. They are currently being restored.

Hawkesbury Gold has faced a significant challenge getting started due to the fact we were given only short notice between receiving a Temporary Community Broadcast Licence and the start date for transmission. However we succeeded in getting from zero (with no equipment or presenters) to broadcasting in just 5 weeks. A further set back was experienced when our transmitter suffered a lightning strike during local storms 10 days ago, resulting in us having to use a borrowed transmitter. New transmission equipment has since been purchased and installed, and is now operational.

Hawkesbury Gold received it’s TCBL after ACMA refused to renew the broadcast licence that has been held by Hawkesbury Radio 2VTR for the past 39 years. It was one of only two licences not renewed by ACMA this year. While both stations now share the same frequency on TCBLs, Hawkesbury Gold’s policy is to refrain from issuing acrimonious comments.

Hawkesbury Gold has made a significant financial investment in an effort to improve the community radio broadcast services and has had a very warm response from its local community, as evidenced by receiving over 100 expressions of interest in membership in the few short weeks of our existence. Presenters are being trained and will be added to the station in the coming months. We intend to become a benchmark for community radio in our region, and resent the scaremongering that appears to be coming from a very narrow section of people with vested interests.

John Bryant Terry Malecki
Secretary Vice President
Hawkesbury Gold
Hawkesbury Valley Community Radio Association, Inc

The shine goes off Hawkesbury Gold: aspirant broadcaster tarnished by infighting
29 November 2017 - 1:10am
I got Google Home when it first came out and was frustrated that I could not tune into ABC Classic FM, no matter what formulation I would try. It always gave me ABC Classic 2. ABC Classic FM listener enquiries told me to contact Google. I ended up becoming a more habitual istener of the rival Fine Music 102.5, which was much easier to access on Google Home. Smart speakers for smart listeners
28 November 2017 - 10:54pm
What makes RadioPlayer an 'official' app for it's territory? Which is the body authorized to grant such a status?

RadioPlayer is a fine app, but so is TuneIn. For me both as a licensed radio streamer provider and a listener, TuneIn provides an excellent service. It is also very responsive to the needs and limitations of small radio stations.
Not to say that RadioPlayer isn't also excellent, but I wasn't aware it checks for the presence of necessary streaming licenses either - I don't recall being asked to provide any evidence, and it doesn't apply any limits to the number of listeners even though the copyright licence does.

So, I don't think it would be fair to single out TuneIn for its part as a facilitator of finding possibly unlicensed streams, and certainly when I search for stations on it it seems to promote fully licensed broadcasters well above anything else. If you have to know the name of a minority unlicensed stream to find it on the service, then I would say it is doing little more than Google or other search facilities. As no doubt its legal representatives will argue if it does come to court.
Is it time for radio to tune out of TuneIn?
28 November 2017 - 10:38pm
Let's just hope the ACMA takes notice of this and revokes the licence. This station has had lots of dead air plus they pre-record everything. Not community radio as far as I'm concerned. The shine goes off Hawkesbury Gold: aspirant broadcaster tarnished by infighting
27 November 2017 - 10:48pm
What about Richard Van Hoff and Chris Smith. After 30 years of Hits, Memories are short at 2WS
27 November 2017 - 10:08am
ARN has made the right decision. Hugesy n Kate were the wrong team for their network , in my view. Hughesy & Kate axed a week early
26 November 2017 - 5:36pm
Don't be naive. Look at TV - 9 Network owns 9 Brisbane; 9 Network also owns NBN (9 affiliate in NNSW - which includes Gold Coast). 9 Brisbane has a half-hour dedicated news out of the Gold Coast, NBN does not. Anyone who thinks anyone other than metro are gonna come out on top in an overlap situation have rocks in their heads! Brisbane’s DAB+ Dilemma: the Gold and Sunshine Coasts’ unwelcome visitor


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