Indigo FM secures $3,000 AusNet grant to stream and link sites

Indigo FM Vice-President Bernie Jovaras was on hand to accept the grant cheque from AusNet

Indigo FM have received a $3,000 cheque as a recipient of AusNet’s ‘Energising Your Community’ Development Program. This grant will enable the local radio station to provide a streaming version of Indigo FM as well as providing links between each site to share content.

President Scott Landells explained that streaming and sharing content are key long-term strategic goals. “We are thrilled with the receipt of this grant, which will enable us to take on board a project that for us is very exciting and quite challenging. We wish to thank AusNet for making the grant available as well as Indigo Shire for partnering with AusNet and encouraging community groups such as ourselves to apply.”

“Our licence category limits the power wattage that we can transmit with and we are very much aware that audiences on the fringe of the towns where we operate – Beechworth, Tangambalanga and Yackandandah (and shortly Chiltern) are currently unable to receive our signal. Being able to stream Indigo FM will enable us to connect with those audiences and help in continuing our quest to be a local voice for communities of Indigo Shire.”

“This grant will also allow us to share content – such as radio shows, specials, interviews, announcements, community, tourism and event promotion between our sites. Whilst some of Indigo FM’s content is site specific, a lot can be shared to our other sites, which we feel will add significantly to the Indigo FM listening experience.”

Indigo FM can be tuned into on 88.0 FM in Beechworth, Tangambalanga and Yackandandah. A Chiltern site is planned to be up and running before mid-year on 87.6 FM.

 

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