Broadcasts from Bankstown to Sydney, New South Wales Australia. 92.1 FM Streaming Online 24/7 2MFM is online at http://www.2mfm.org.au/ Recording from stream 14/05/2023
Established in 1995. The Muslim Community Radio is a multicultural and multilingual Islamic radio station. It broadcasts to the Sydney community in general while incorporating elements that target the Islamic community of Sydney. It first transmitted twenty-four hours a day during the month of Ramadan of 1995 and has continued to broadcast during every month of Ramadan and Dhul-hijja (Pilgrimage month). In addition, in 1997 Muslim Community Radio was broadcasting on every Friday of that year until the introduction of the temporary broadcast community license (TBCL). Muslim Community Radio currently broadcasts 24 hours 365 days a year covering all Islamic events. Because Arabic/Lebanese is, according to statistics, the major ethnic language communicated among the Muslims in Sydney, understandably the radio programs are primarily transmitted in the Arabic and English languages with spots of other community languages, evolving in pace with demand.
In January 2021 the Future of Media Commission sought submissions for interested people to shape the future landscape of media in Ireland and from Irish people aboard. 750 submissions were made which is an outstanding number of connections made.
Myself and John Walsh made a submission which calls for the opening up of spectrum to new uses to breathe some life into the grassroots of radio.
The first high power transmitting station in Ireland was officially opened by Taoiseach Eamon de Valera in Moydrum, Athlone in 1933. This radio documentary goes back in time to tell the stories about the history of the transmitter in Athlone, memories of locals when radio was called wireless, to the current days when community members make an effort to preserve the site as our national and technical heritage, a site that is still home to the old Marconi’s equipment.
Script: Gearoid O’Brien Narrator: Phillip Gillen Produced and edited by Irena Cvetkovic
Contributors: Jim Kearns, Tommy Mollen, Martin Hanley, Margaret Franklin, Geoffrey Foy, Carmel Feeney, Alan Shaw, Ciaran Mollooly and St Mary’s Active Age Group.
This programme was made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
June 19th NCRD 2020 from Community Radio Ireland was hosted by 92.5 Phoenix FM. It was a four hour broadcast that really captured the vibrancy that is the buzz of Community Radio during Covid19 lock down.
The day’s broadcast was streamed in uncompressed audio to participating CRAOL stations around Ireland for simulcasting. The stream was provided by Broadcast Technical Services.
Two reports were launched on the day highlighting Social Benefit outcomes within Community Radio and the communities they serve.
Radio has adapted from long wave to short wave to medium wave to FM in the 80s. Radio has moved with the technology advances when available, but now radio is blocked from the device by the makers of the device. Radio’s way back into to the smartphone is via streaming, but now the competition isn’t the 20 local market stations on the regulated radio band but tens of thousands of stations from all over the world, podcasts and streaming music services.
Audience changes its relationship with radio when the equipment changes.
The research was a focus group of 5 people in the ages covering generation Y&Z. It throws up some interesting ideas on media consumption of the youth of today.
I don’t share enough here on the blog. Social media (micro blogs) get most of my quick thoughts (quips). Today I share the InRadio podcast and in particular this episode.
With the microphones reversed, the regular presenter of the podcast is interviewed on radio about radio. We hear what got Dom Chambers started in radio and his path to Community Radio.
Also the core message which I decode as, radio is more important than radio. That people who love radio have an opportunity to use the platform to make this world a better place. And if you are thinking of starting right about now the timing could not have been better.
Radio is much easier to make that video. The radio industry is going through changes that is leaving an empty pitch for a whole new football match. Commercial local radio is becoming national radio with big brands. Community Radio is growing fast. Also community radio can scale to fill these gaps local radio left because community radio has a funding model that is non commercial.
Have a listen to my podcast of the week, no month. InRadio with Dom Chambers.