Canberra FM radio (think Mix 106 and FM 104) have announced they’re launching a digital only Centenary radio station Canberra 100:
The station has been designed to celebrate Canberra’s milestone year and along with the very best in commercial free music the station will highlight the events that are running to celebrate the centenary along with pieces highlighting the cities beginnings and moments in time since 1913.
Canberra 100 will also put the call out to unsigned local artists to submit their original music for the chance to have it played on the station in segments dedicated to up and coming musicians and bands.
Canberra FM Radio General Manager, Eoghan O’Byrne, says “I am excited that we can use the technology that is being trialed in the region to create a truly local format in the form of our Canberra 100 ‘pop-up’ station and demonstrate what the advances in radio broadcasting technology can offer the region.” He adds, “Canberra 100 will be on-air until after the official Centenary weekend celebrations conclude on March 12th and new content will regularly added to the station reflecting what is happening in the region today along with what was happening in our growing community through the past 100 years.”
Canberra 100 can only be listened to with a digital receiver which are available at all major electrical retailers such as, The Good Guys, Domayne, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Bing Lee to name a few.
Now maybe if the local content could find its way into the mainstream formats we’d be getting somewhere.