Alpine Ra­dio goes global as live stream­ing be­gins

Myrtleford Times - - News -

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.alpin­era­ 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

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