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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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Thursday, October 11 2012
Produced By Biwa Kwan
Featured in storyKath Letch General Manager, Community Broadcasting Association AustraliaChris Johnson, General Manager AMRAPEvan Kaldor, General Manager, FBI Community Radio Station, SydneyHans Reimer, Station Manager, 5 RPH Community Radio, Adelaide
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