The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has offered Yamba community radio broadcaster TLC-FM 100.3 an opportunity to upgrade to a permanent licence.
The station (Lower Clarence Community Radio Inc) has been operating under a 12-month year-to-year licence that expires on March 3, 2020.
“We are being invited by the broadcasting authority ACMA to upgrade to a permanent license which is a privilege and will encourage us to serve our community better,” TLC’s president, Peter Finucan, said.
“They are getting us to reach out to the community to grow our membership and support, and to encourage participation in the TLC-FM project at all levels.
“So we ask, ‘Are you interested in a community broadcasting activity, on the air or in a supportive administration role?’”
This Sunday September 22, the radio station kicks off its 2019 supporter drive at the Yamba River Market.
“We would much appreciate any community support,” Mr Finucan said, “a $20 donation ($10 concession) or whatever people might fancy.
“We are also asking people to consider completing a short survey about TLC to help us shape our future direction.”
People can complete the survey on the station’s website or at the markets this Sunday.
People can contact the station (phone: 6646 1100) through its Facebook site’s messages section.