Community Radio Hits New Heights

Listenership of community radio may not have the reach of the ABC or Commercial Radio but Canberra community radio listeners are getting better reception now that the switch on of a new and higher community radio transmission site at Poppet Hill in Canberra has taken place.

A consortium of not-for-profit broadcasters, ArtSoundFM, 1CMS FM, and 1WAY FM, will manage the new facility, the culmination of eight years of planning.

The Poppet Hill transmitter site replaces older facilities at Black Mountain Tower. Because it is at a slightly higher elevation and is using new equipment the new site will deliver a stronger and higher quality signal to many of the 63,000 people who, according to the 2014 McNair Ingenuity Survey, listen to community radio in Canberra.

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