Someone has a winning bid of $256,100 today for 94.1MHz at Southshore. They must be thinking it’s worthwhile for a licence that has a life of eight years and won’t cover all of Christchurch with a 300W licensed maximum.
Rhema Group has won it after looking at the expired listing.
Big money for a marginal frequency, very close to the high powered 94.5FM. A decent car radio will pick it up across wider parts of the city I guess.
It’s coverage infill - it’s not designed to cover all of Christchurch.
Well aware of that, but still a big number and NZME is promoting a station being back on the air in Christchurch by using one of these frequencies.
While design may be for infill, if the winning bid was Rhema Media as suggested earlier I would imagine it’s for Life FM, not to provide FM coverage of either Star or Rhema.
Interesting to see pm hipkins seems
More open to
Being on air on newstalk zb then jacinda was
…clearly no problem between
I like reading your posts Rod but there’s something weird with their formatting - are you writing them on a phone or something? All the sentences seem to stop in the middle of a line (word wrap?).
Yes i am i will try to change that…cheers fot the feedback
The broadcaster confirmed Hay was on leave but would not reveal why she was away or when she would return.
Multiple workers spoken to by the Herald said management had not offered an explanation for her abrupt absence.
This is the moment it appears to have ended
Go woke, go broke, as they say. Hilarious.
Way to go out… They’ll have more listeners than ever now though with this music mix!
Bloody hell indeed. Didn’t see that coming. Really bad of MW to close the station so abruptly. I’m just sorry for everyone who will be losing their jobs.
With Today FM taken off air and replaced by non-stop music, does that mean Newstalk ZB will be the only commercial talk radio network in the country? That’s all I am asking.
I agree with @NuStraya.
Indeed it does.
At the start of Garner’s show, O’Brien arrived in the studio accompanied by her news team. “What’s the deal?” said Garner.
“It sounds like it’s over,” she said. “We haven’t been given a chance. We’ve been on air for just a year. We were told we had the support of everyone, from the chief executive through to the board, and they have fucked us. And we’re all going to lose our jobs. And the station is coming off air.”