Community Radio


#506

That’s an excellent initiative!


#507

No sign of any station on 1197 today in Brisbane - no idea how long it’s been like that.


#508

Transmitter blew the arse out of its Power Supply and it is in the process of been fixed…
So for the moment it is DAB and Online only… Funny enough there has been no messages about the AM been Off-Air


#509

Yes, you’d think there would be some announcement or updates about when AM will be back on.


#510

Not even sure when it will be fixed, and that’s the issue


#511

Save the bills and remain on digital only.


#512

Highland FM Bowral presenter got his station’s frequency wrong.

Twice.

He said “You’re listening to Highland FM on 104.7 FM, uuh let me check that, yes that’s right, 104.7 FM”.

It has ALWAYS only ever been on 107.1 to my knowledge. Where he got that from I’ll never know.


#513

I think they actually tested on 106.5 in the 80s!

One of my father’s friends from school was actually the president of Highland FM for several years; he made a blog about the experience which is quite amusing at times.
It’s now removed but you can still access it through Archive.org


#514

The breakfast hosts from Hope 103.2 Sydney won the trophy on Pointless last night but were unable to win the jackpot with their answers scoring 1 and 4 points.


#515

HHH fm is off air. My favourite shows are on tonight🤥. Power outage. Nevermind, poor old hornsby no power tonight. The district has had a few power outages of late.


#516

Embarrassing?


#517

Power is back.


#518

1197 still dead air at the moment. Went for a little tour of Long Pocket this morning just out of curiosity but not much to see there. There’s actually quite a bit of electrical noise in the AM band when you’re right at the TX site - something is definitely getting power around there, even if it isn’t the transmitter


#519

Are they still called BYR - Brisbane Youth Radio? The Facebook page isn’t appearing anymore.


#520

Why they thought rebanding from Switch 1197 to the ever so boring Brisbane Youth Radio I don’t know. It’s all gone downhill for that station. :slightly_frowning_face:


#521

100% agree. Everything about Switch (and even i1197) was great for community radio standards.


#522

Nah… they never reached any great heights sadly.

Out of all the aspirants, they were probably the least deserving.


#523

Agree, they got it because they were of little threat to commercial licensees who were very concerned about the 3% drop of B105 when Wild was on and it aligned with survey waves.

It’s the same situation as 4AK on AM, not much of the intended audience tune in unfortunately. They should push digital more. They have a unique position to really champion digital radio yet don’t.

You forgot Groove which made it very late to the Bris TCBL scene for one shambolic test broadcast. Moyra Major’s first taste of radio too.

Pulse ran a copy cat format of Wild. Poor imitation and very little community involvement as run by one bloke.

The funniest was Switch having one of their broadcasts turned off as they didn’t or couldn’t pay their power bill. Took a few days.


#524

I’d still place Groove and Pulse ahead of Switch.

Format wise.

Groove played Bacon Popper (which we never did at Wild)… Their on-air talent wasn’t as good as us… but their format was tight.


#525

Correct, however the Wild programming largely sounded disciplined.

Perhaps the Groove format was tight if it was sent from its Sydney namesake?