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September 2002

New Community Radio Licence for Kalamunda

The Australian Broadcasting Authority has decided to allocate a new community radio licence for Kalamunda in Western Australia.

The licence was allocated to Kalamunda Community Radio Inc to serve the general community. The new service will broadcast on 102.5 MHz on the FM band. The permanent licence will commence on 1 March 2003.

"The proposed service will add to the range and diversity of radio services in the Kalamunda region," said Lyn Maddock, Acting ABA Chair. "The applicant satisfied the ABA that it would meet the existing and perceived future needs of the general community in the Kalamunda licence area."

The ABA has allocated this licence after community consultation during the licence area planning process and during the allocation process.

The service currently operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day as a temporary community broadcaster.

To contact the new licensee, please call Ms Martina Martinovich, Chairperson, Kalamunda Community Radio Inc on (08) 9293 0548.

Pictured: Kalamunda Shire President Elizabeth Taylor, KCR Chairperson Monica Martinovich, and station volunteers, celebrating the allocation of KCR's permanent licence.

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