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Credulous Leader opens new premises for ArtSound FM

By johnboy - 30 November 2005 5

Our Brave Leader has put out a media release on the opening of charming new premises for ArtSound FM in Manuka.

I’m a big fan of the idea of ArtSound even if I frequently find it interminably boring. But I do wonder where the money comes from. (hey, I’d like a radio sation and an office in manoooka too OK?)

In any event between Penelope Layland and the fragrant sounding Leah De Forrest they let this piece of flagrant bullcrap sneak through:

Every month, about 45% of Australians tune in to a community radio station,” he said. “That’s an audience reach of seven million people.

a) Audience reach is the people listening at the same time, not for 5 seconds, as they try and find Big Balls FM, aggregated over a month. (1,000 people a day look at RiotACT, do we have a monthly readership of 30,000? No we don’t)

b) There are many community radios in many, many locations. aggregating the aggregate above is statistically insane.

I hope the Chief Minister isn’t as stupid as his media release suggests. 1/3 of Australians are not listening to community radio, let alone ArtSound.

I do hope they get on well in their scrumptious new premises however.

What’s Your opinion?


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5 Responses to
Credulous Leader opens new premises for ArtSound FM
Kandy A 11:12 am 01 Dec 05

lies, damn lies, statistics and statistics that dont suit what Mr Polly wants to say, who then uses statistic anyway, and pretends it means something else. (ok doesnt really cut it as a proverb I know.) Where does one access data about radio listeners?

terubo 8:48 am 01 Dec 05

In truth, it’s the first station I turn to when I get fed up with all that rabbiting on ABC Classic FM (when they should be playing music!).

Kerces 8:02 am 01 Dec 05

Artsound 92.7FM

They often have some interesting stuff, thought it can be at times, as JB said, interminably boring. Every evening they have jazz in the basement, which is kind of cool.

Their money comes from subscriptions by the public and from a small amount of tasteful advertising, though possibly they have some grant funding or something as well.

terubo 6:50 am 01 Dec 05

Best radio station in Manuka.

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 11:54 pm 30 Nov 05

hmmmm, reminds me of a debate on radioinfo.com.au a few weeks back…anyway, best of luck artsound, next time remind the CM to put your frequency in his media release…

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