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Saying goodbye to Radio Australia after 37 years...
ABC Australia | 2017-03-24 23:20 UTC
Kevin De Reus has lived in the same 24 kilometre radius his whole life but it has not stopped him from seeing the world with the help of a shortwave radio.
By kynast on 2017-03-25 00:43 UTC
Brisbane median house prices hits $655k...
9 News | 2017-03-13 01:49 UTC
Brisbane's median house price has grown to $655,000 while the Gold Coast has risen to $590,00 and the Sunshine Coast rising to $545,000.
By bwilliams2017 on 2017-03-13 04:09 UTC
Australia ranks #13 in pre-drinking before a night out, Ireland #1...
The Australian | 2017-03-13 03:00 UTC
Almost two in three young Australians pre-drink before a night on the town, a new study has shown.
By bwilliams2017 on 2017-03-13 04:08 UTC
Michelle Guthrie says it is not her job to lobby for ABC funding...
The Guardian | 2017-02-28 09:23 UTC
MD defends shortwave radio cuts and tells Senate hearing ABC is not official emergency broadcaster
By kynast on 2017-03-01 19:29 UTC
VIDEO: Michelle Guthrie answers questions about shortwave radio...
ABC Australia | 2017-02-28 10:53 UTC
ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie answers questions at a Senate Estimates hearing into the decision to cut the ABC's shortwave service.
By kynast on 2017-03-01 19:29 UTC
Guthrie grilled on NT shortwave cut-off...
9 News | 2017-02-28 08:26 UTC
ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie insists the broadcaster is still meeting its charter obligations despite axing the shortwave radio service in the NT.
By kynast on 2017-03-01 19:28 UTC
ABC boss grilled in Senate Estimates over axing shortwave service...
ABC Australia | 2017-02-28 10:54 UTC
ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie tells a Senate Estimates hearing she is confident the organisation did not breach its charter by cancelling its shortwave radio service.
By kynast on 2017-03-01 19:28 UTC
Trump-Style Aussie Populists Gain in Polls as Turnbull Flounders...
Bloomberg | 2017-02-26 23:57 UTC
Anti-immigrant populists and the opposition Labor party advanced in opinion polls as Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbulls government descended into infighting.
By rjx32 on 2017-02-27 00:44 UTC
A reprieve for shortwave?...
Shepparton News | 2017-02-16 03:20 UTC
The shortwave broadcast station which beamed Radio Australia to the Pacific from Shepparton could be coming back online. South Australian senator Nick Xenophon earlier this week introduced a bill to parliament, which if passed would force the ABC to bring back shortwave broadcasts.
By kynast on 2017-02-16 17:42 UTC
Shutdown Of Last Short Wave Transmitters At Radio Australia - Extended Version...
youtube.com | 2017-02-10 01:43 UTC

After almost 80 years of shortwave transmissions and 72 years from the Shepparton station in Victoria the Australian Broadcasting Corporation considers HF transmissions to old fashioned and has closed down domestic and overseas services.
The money saved, about twice what the CEO is paid is going to

By kynast on 2017-02-10 01:43 UTC
Senator to push for radio change...
Shepparton News | 2017-02-07 20:40 UTC
The mothballed Shepparton shortwave broadcast station could be coming back online.. South Australian senator Nick Xenophon will introduce legislation to parliament this week to force the ABC to bring back domestic and international shortwave
By kynast on 2017-02-09 03:48 UTC
Senator Nick Xenephon discusses Radio Australia Shortwave Cut...
Shepparton News | 2017-02-02 20:20 UTC
Senator Nick Xenophon answered the SOS call to force the government and the ABC to Save Our Shortwave.. The South Australian politician and NXT party leader was in Shepparton yesterday for the senate inquiry into the dairy industry and took time out

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By kynast on 2017-02-03 00:11 UTC, Edited: 2017-02-03 01:21 UTC
Workers upset by ABC's ditching of shortwave radio told to complain to Senate inquiry...
The Guardian | 2017-02-02 03:21 UTC
Nationals senator Bridget McKenzie wants to strengthen ABCs obligation to deliver services ro regional Australia
By kynast on 2017-02-02 19:43 UTC
ABC video report on shortwave shutdown...
twitter.com | 2017-02-01 23:33 UTC
ABC interviews those most effected. The ABC has shut down its shortwave radio service to remote parts of Northern Australia and the Pacific. @MaddocksThomas reports https://t.co/VPD3deSR9Z
By kynast on 2017-02-01 23:33 UTC
Video: Final moments of Radio Australia Shepparton Transmitter Site Shutdown...
Newslookup.com: kynast | 2017-02-01 23:11 UTC
After almost 80 years Radio Australia on shortwave goes quiet. This is a recording of the final few minutes of broadcast at the Shepparton transmitter site as engineers turn off each transmitter one by one as the "Waltzing Matilda" interval signal plays out.

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By kynast on 2017-02-01 23:11 UTC
Hitting the switch on connection to world...
Shepparton News | 2017-01-26 04:30 UTC
A radio engineer has warned the Australian Federal Government of the dangers of Radio Australia's Shepparton shortwave broadcasting station go offline. Greg Baker worked as district manager at the Shepparton site for seven years and was highly critical of the ABC
By kynast on 2017-02-01 09:06 UTC
ABC Pacific shortwave exit a 'diplomatic misstep'...
SBS | 2017-02-01 08:39 UTC
The ABC's decision to end 80 years of shortwave radio broadcasts into the Pacific region is being criticised as a diplomatic misstep. Shortwave radio is old, but simple and reliable, technology for reaching even the remotest parts of the Pacific. It's considered a lifesaver, especially when nature
By kynast on 2017-02-01 08:39 UTC
ABC's shortwave radio transition program offers little comfort to Top End fisherman...
ABC Rural | 2017-02-01 08:31 UTC
A Northern Territory commercial fisherman says the ABC's HF shortwave radio transition alternatives offer little to support remote listeners. "It's our only communication with what's happening in the outside world," he said"
By kynast on 2017-02-01 08:31 UTC
'Thousands' in Solomon Islands affected by ABC shortwave cut...
radionz.co.nz | 2017-02-01 08:28 UTC
Thousands of people in remote parts of Solomon Islands who tune in to the ABC's shortwave service will be poorer off from today according to a leading activist in the country. "Ms Liloqula said after the recent earthquake people in the bush in Choiseul only knew there was no tsunami by listening to
By kynast on 2017-02-01 08:28 UTC
ABC Shortwave radio axing puts remote people at risk...
ntnews.com.au | 2017-02-01 08:25 UTC

Long-haul driver Gary Williams, who is now based in South Australia and plies his trade up and down the Stuart Hwy between Adelaide and Darwin, said he would be without emergency information when the ABC turns off short-wave radio transmitters in the NT from today.

He said he had now been left

By kynast on 2017-02-01 08:25 UTC

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