What is Community Radio?
Community broadcasting is Australia’s largest independent media sector, a key pillar in the Australian media landscape, and recognised internationally as one of the most successful examples of grassroots media.5 million people tune in to more than 440 not-for-profit, community-owned and operated radio services operating across Australia each week. These stations provide programming that caters to the needs and interest groups of their communities and contribute to and reflect an Australia that is an open society, a strong democracy and a vibrant culture.
Stations play an important role in providing a voice for communities that aren’t adequately serviced by other broadcasting sectors,
Who is 101.3fm - Voice of the Avon?
The station is operated by volunteer presenters, technical people and a committee of management.
The variety of music we offer reflects the diverse backgrounds, ages and interests of our dedicated presenters. That's why the music gives listeners such a broad range of genres and covers so many of the music styles that are vastly under-represented on commercial radio.
We are based in Barker Street, York and broadcast to, and for, the Avon Valley of Western Australia.
The Station is part of the CBAA - Community Broadcasting Association of Australia - and we seek to uphold the Community Radio Broadcasting Codes of Practice standards.
How do you get a Community Radio Licence?
With lots of paperwork and a dedicated group of members, is the short answer!
Community radio station licences cannot be bought but they are worth a great deal to the communities they serve.
Community Licences can only be issued, by ACMA, to incorporated associations that