New RPH service in Darwin (Vision Australia Radio Network)
Vision Australia Radio Network will establish a full-time radio reading service in Darwin. This project will help volunteers to deliver radio reading alongside local content, for local blind and low vision communities, improving social connection.
Strategic planning and governance training (3KND)
The team at 3KND will be undertaking governance training and a strategic planning process to build the capacity of Indigenous media in Melbourne into the future. This training will support a new chapter at 3KND following the recent establishment of a governing organisation to manage their community broadcasting license and as they make plans to move into a new facility in an old police station.
Sponsorship Coordinator (MAINfm)
MAINfm will recruit a part-time Sponsorship Coordinator dedicated to managing relationships and attracting new sponsors, including contributors to their annual radiothon. This role will relieve the Station Manager who will focus on community engagement activities such as community events, outside broadcasts and training.
Studio two and Production Room (3MDR)
Following the fit out and move to a new location, 3MDR will expand to build a second broadcast-ready studio. This expansion will allow presenters to prepare for upcoming shows ahead of time, including sound checks with guests and musicians. A production studio will support training members and provide a new income stream for the station with hiring of the space open to local podcasters and community organisations.
Equipment to support off-site community engagement (Tribe FM)
Tribe FM will be investing in equipment to support community engagement, including training youth at remote locations and staging outside broadcasts.
Station relocation (5BBB)
5BBB will be moving out of their run-down building on the out-skirts of town, to a new site in Nuriootpa. This move to a more central location will include replacing their original STL antenna.
This new station location will increase community engagement and provide a safer environment for broadcasters (who will happily bid farewell to the resident rodents and the occasional snakes inhabiting their current location).
Equipment for the second studio (Triple Y)
Triple Y in Whyalla will purchase a console and accessories for their second studio which will be used for recording community dairies, pre-recording of shows, training, multi-guest interviews, broadcasting live local music, and as backup equipment for their other studio.
Volunteer training (Radio Goolarri)
Radio Goolarri broadcast essential radio services to Indigenous people of Broome and surrounding communities. In the coming year, they will increase the skills of volunteers with additional training, focused on interview skills and media law.
800 MHz support
(Inner FM, 3WAY, Meander Valley Community Radio, 2TLP Midnorthcoast Indigenous Broadcasters, 4US Central Queensland Aboriginal Corporation for Media, 5KIX FM Kangaroo Island Community Broadcasters, 3BBB Ballarat Community FM Radio Cooperative & 2LIV Pulse 94.1FM)
This round, eight more stations impacted by the re-organisation of spectrum in the 849-852 MHz range were granted funds to support alternative means of linking from their studio to their transmitter.