2AD Armidale could soon be on the FM band
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has proposed a plan to move 2AD Armidale from its current AM frequency to FM transmission.
Deputy chair of the ACMA Creina Chapman said the proposal was part of a nationwide project converting commercial radio stations in regional areas from AM to FM.
“There are a lot of benefits to FM radio, the sound quality is better than AM and it can be more cost-effective for the station operators,” Chapman said.
“We have recently transitioned stations in a number of regional areas including places like Bathurst, Warrnambool and Port Hedland which has resulted in better broadcasting environments.”
The ACMA has also released a consultation paper on the proposal and is currently seeking feedback from the local community before proceeding.
“We want to hear from the people of Armidale to get their views on the conversion proposal,” Ms Chapman said.
If the proposal goes ahead, 2AD listeners will need to re-tune their radios to 94.3FM.