Alpine Radio goes global as live streaming begins
ALPINE Radio has been preparing for many months for the moment when its signal broke free of the radio waves and its broadcast could be heard via the internet.
Alpine Radio secretary Nick Brown said that the station had been supported by experts at the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia to achieve streaming.
“Following the successful launch of our new website we purchased about $600 worth of equipment to interface between the radio and the internet,” he said.
“We have an internet provider in Adelaide who feeds our signal onto the web.”
The benefit to local listeners is that people living in ‘dead’ spots – such as near Mount Beauty golf course, anywhere in the shadow of Big Hill, or areas around Kancoona, Happy Valley and Running Creek who currently cannot receive the signal – can now listen on the internet.
“A lot of tourists have enjoyed listening to Alpine Radio and now they can keep listening after they leave the area,” Mr Brown said.
“Also, locals who have moved away can keep in touch with our community.
“And because we are now being heard over such a wide area, our sponsorship options have been considerably expanded.”
To hear Alpine Radio on the web, log onto www.alpineradio.com.au and click on the link at the top of the home page. WORLD VOICE: Beginner-presenter Robyn Boyd was amazed and excited to be the first voice of Alpine Radio to be streamed live via the internet. PHOTO: Alex Craig