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Nov 30, 2012

Govt kills the (community) radio stars, stations fear

Community radio -- which plays more Australian music than commercial rivals -- relies on a government-funded project to put tracks to air. But will that money be there in 2013?

Ben Eltham — <em>Crikey</em> arts commentator

Ben Eltham

Crikey arts commentator

The Australian Music Radio Airplay Project is one of the community broadcasting sector’s most successful funding programs. So why is the federal government killing off its funding?

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4 thoughts on “Govt kills the (community) radio stars, stations fear

  1. Tony Pracy

    Local music needs to be supported for a number of reasons. The main reason being if it’s not supported it will die –

  2. kieth scott

    “whenever I hear the word ‘culture’ that’s when I reach for my revolver”…Goering was always good for a ‘laugh’.

  3. Barend Venter

    http://www.themiragemall.com/music/ purchase all the latest albums conveniently online

  4. Paul Armour

    And without AMRAP artists like Gotye would never have broken into the international market by breaking into the national market. It’s totally illogical, just like lots of decisions by this government.

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