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2014 News Releases




Important Notice - News Broadcasts

Date : 09 / 09 / 2014
Author : Phil Wait - VK2ASD

The WIA has been contacted by the ACMA in relation to material of an advertising nature being aired on an amateur radio news broadcast. Upon investigation it was found that the material was likely part of a state based broadcast, and not the WIA national broadcast originating from the studio's of Graham VK4BB.

The WIA wishes to remind all amateurs involved in preparing broadcasts for their local radio clubs that the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination prevents the transmission of material that is, or includes, an advertisement or any form of entertainment. Short music tags introducing the WIA news are not considered entertainment.

To avoid any future confusion, all news broadcasts should clearly identify the originating club or group, and a clear distinction should be made between the national WIA segment and any following broadcast segment originating from another group.

Phil Wait


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