Saturday, May 13, 2006

Mackay 105.9FM Confirmed

In Australia, a full community radio license has been confirmed to Mackay and District Aboriginal and Islander Media Association Inc (MDAIMA) for the Mackay region of Northern Queensland on 105.9 MHz.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority said that MDAIMA was the only applicant and succeeded in being granted a full license after evaluation showed the broadcaster met the existing and perceived future needs of the Indigenous community in the Mackay area.

MDIAMA currently broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The proposed service will provide programs that will cover a wide range of local issues that will appeal to the Indigenous community in Mackay. The Mackay area is currently served by four national radio services (4ABCFM, 4ABCRN, 4QAA and 4JJJ); four commercial radio services (4MK, 4RGM, 4MKY ad 4MMK); and one community broadcasting service (4CRM – general format). Mackay is also served by two national television services (ABC and SBS) and three commercial television services (Channel Seven, Southern Cross Ten and WIN TV).

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