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Save ABC Shortwave Broadcasts

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Submitted by Kate Clarke on Sun, 29/01/2017 - 12:56am

The opposition leader, Bill Shorten, has called on the prime minister to step in and save ABC shortwave broadcasts in the Northern Territory, claiming the broadcaster’s reasons to shut them down “do not account for the reality” of life in the outback.

In December, the ABC announced it would cease transmitting local radio broadcasts through shortwave radio in the Northern Territory and parts of the Pacific at the end of January.

It did so without community consultation and sparked a backlash from users who say the service is vital in remote areas.

ABC Exits Shortwave Radio Transmission

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Submitted by Kate Clarke on Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:28pm

The ABC will end its shortwave transmission service in the Northern Territory and to international audiences from 31 January 2017. -

Press release Posted 6th December 2016

The move is in line with the national broadcaster’s commitment to dispense with outdated technology and to expand its digital content offerings including DAB+ digital radio, online and mobile services, together with FM services for international audiences.

Sad News from Lynne McLachlan 4347.

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Submitted by Jacqui Deering on Tue, 10/01/2017 - 10:30am

"I'm sad to announce that I have lost my darling Ron. He passed away  on Saturday night 7th January. Please put a notice on the facebook page. (it was his "baby") I don't know how to log on. His funeral is on 17th January 10.30am EST.at the city end of the Marina park. Gladstone QLD. If you are in the area please feel welcome to attend. thanks Lynne"

 

Vale Ron 4347

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