88.5 KVFE/Del Rio celebrated the station’s one-year anniversary on August 25, in its English format, with an all-day open house complete with lunch and live bands.
KVFE manager Josh Guevara said they welcomed the community into the station to give them a better understanding for how the station works, and to extend a thank you to their listeners.
Mount Isa Christian radio station 4MIG (Rhema FM) will cease broadcasting next month after the community authority did not renew its licence. The Australian Communications and Media Authority said 4MIG was only one of two renewal applications out of 150 received in the last financial year they declined. The ACMA said licencee Mount Isa Christian Broadcasters Association Inc. 4MIG was unable to muster the resources to meet the needs of the community in its licence area.
ACMA chair Richard Bean said a decision not to renew a licence was not made lightly, “Where a licensee is struggling to provide the service or to comply with the rules, the ACMA first works to assist the licensee to improve,” Mr Bean said.
The licence will expire at the end of its current terms: September 11, 2017. The licence will then be available for temporary community broadcasting.
The price EMF is paying for WBRU/Providence is $5.5 mil. The sale is pending FCC approval.
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