Radio Australia – the international radio and multiplatform service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation – is now available 24 hours a day in Fiji on local FM frequencies.
Through Radio Australia, the ABC can now be heard via locally based transmitters in Suva, Nadi and Labassa on 106.6FM, and in the coming weeks on 106.4FM in Ba.
Mike McCluskey, CEO of Radio Australia, said people in Fiji will have access to Radio Australia’s high quality news and talk content from across Asia, the Pacific, Australia and the world. They will also be able to hear some of the best radio content produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He said the focus of the service to Fiji would be clearly on the Pacific, looking at events, issues and the people of the region.
The availability of these frequencies in Fiji complements existing ABC Radio Australia FM services located in 12 other Pacific and 5 South-East Asia locations.
Radio Australia’s FM transmitters in Suva and Nadi were switched off on April 2009 and since that time Radio Australia has been accessible to audiences in Fiji via Shortwave radio broadcasts and online.
Through dialogue with the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation and the Fijian Ministry of Information Radio Australia’s FM services have resumed.