The Canberra Times is struggling valiantly to make sense of the mess surrounding community radio broadcasting and their listener.
It seems they’re all meant to be broadcasting from an ancient antenna on Black Mountain Tower which should have been replaced four years ago.
Contracts with Broadcasting Australia have expired and while negotiations are supposed to have begun they haven’t yet reached the stage of having real numbers attached.
Should the ACT Government be getting involved?
Many councils build broadcast towers and rent them out to all comers.
Or for the numbers of listeners involved would a server in the TransACT data centre suffice to stream them?