Welcome to theMulticultural Radio and Television Association of WA website!
Our station, 6EBA is part of the Australia wide community broadcasting sector which is recognised internationally as one of the most successful examples of grass roots media. Community broadcasting provides news, information, cultural content and entertainment to communities defined by geographical location or common interest. The diversity of program content available through community broadcasting, particularly specialist Ethnic, Indigenous, Radio for the Print Handicapped (RPH) services, broadens the media choices available to all Australians.
Community media distinguishes itself from other media by actively promoting access and participation in the processes of media operations, administration and production. Community broadcasting is volunteer driven with over 20,000 volunteer broadcasters and support staff helping to deliver media 'for the people by the people'. The sector provides invaluable opportunities for community access, participation, training, experimentation and innovation in radio and television production.
Australia's first community radio station was Radio Adelaide (5UV) licensed in 1972. The sector has developed rapidly over the past decades. The number of permanently licensed stations has grown by over 75% over the last decade and now has a national radio audience reach estimated at more than 3.3 million and a television audience estimated at more than 3.6 million (in the four largest mainland State capitals). Today community broadcasting is Australia's largest independent media sector with 460 independent community owned and operated broadcasting services including radio and television stations and remote Indigenous services.
Community radio stations across Australia are partly funded by the Federal Government through the Community Broadcasting Foundation. We are grateful for this support.
Thank you for your support
Nikola Nikolich J.P.
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