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Community broadcasting sector faces key funding cuts   
Thursday, 11 October 2012

Produced by Biwa Kwan

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The future of the community radio sector is looking uncertain with a cut in federal funding to the digital radio infrastructure and local music distribution service, the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia General Manager says. The cuts were announced in the 2012-13 budget.

CBAA General Manager Kath Letch says if the decision is not reversed, current digital radio services will be switched off and a key music distribution program canned. Meanwhile, community radio stations say they are placed in a difficult position, having invested in a digital radio services that could be shutdown with the announced funding cuts

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Kath Letch General Manager, Community Broadcasting Association Australia
Chris Johnson, General Manager AMRAP
Evan Kaldor, General Manager, FBI Community Radio Station, Sydney
Hans Reimer, Station Manager, 5 RPH Community Radio, Adelaide

Related Links
Media statement from Minister Stephen Conroy's office
Campaign to restore AMRAP funding
Digital Radio Project FAQ's
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