Fre­quency changes in FM tidy up

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

A Toko­roa ra­dio sta­tion changes fre­quency to­day – just one of more than 250 fre­quency changes re­quired through­out the coun­try.

The change to the Clas­sic Hits fre­quency is among 254 re­quired be­fore April 2011 when the new 20-year li­cence man­age­ment rights com­mence.

From to­day the Clas­sic Hits fre­quency will have moved from 96.4FM to 97.3FM.

‘‘It is im­por­tant for lis­ten­ers to re-tune their ra­dios so they can con­tinue to re­ceive Clas­sic Hits loud and clear,’’ Toko­roa Ra­dio Net­work gen­eral man­ager Jenny Shat­tock said. ‘‘We have a freep­hone lis­ten­ers can call if they en­counter any re­cep­tion is­sues as a re­sult of the changes – it’s 0508 CHANGE or 0508 242643’’.

The ra­dio in­dus­try in New Zealand has launched a web­site for lis­ten­ers to search for their area fre­quen­cies and also find what fre­quen­cies in their vicin­ity are chang­ing. The site is: www.fre­quen­

The Min­istry of Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment has worked with broad­cast­ers to clean up the en­tire FM band for New Zealand as part of the process of mov­ing to the new rights.

‘‘All li­cence hold­ers are en­cour­aged to move as soon as pos­si­ble to avoid chaos in early 2011 – that’s why TRN is mak­ing the changes in Toko­roa now’’, Toko­roa Ra­dio Net­work’s fre­quency en­gi­neer­ing project man­ager Peter Casey said.

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