Community radio station Encore 96.3FM reassures listeners

BUNDABERG'S second community radio station has sought to reassure listeners they are not closing down but on the contrary are building a significant presence in the community.

Encore 96.3FM secretary Glenda Witt said the station had received plenty of phone calls after a story about Coral Coast Community Radio needing help appeared in yesterday's NewsMail.

"We want to point out to the public that there are two community radio stations in Bundaberg and we are the other one," she said.

In September last year, the NewsMail reported that the Bundaberg Burnett Community Broadcasting Association, which ran 96.3FM, owed more than $65,000 to the Community Broadcasting Foundation. Under new management, Encore 96.3Fm broadcast for the first time in November last year and has maintained a strong community presence.

"There is no doubt early on it was struggle but we are doing very well," Mrs Witt said

"We have no government or private grants but have some very loyal sponsors."

For more information, visit http://www.encore963fm.org.au/.



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