Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Station All Wired Up for the Digital Age

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Station All Wired Up for the Digital Age

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Byline: Andrew Korner andrew.korner@qt.com.au

THE technology may have changed but the heart of River 94.9 still beats from a little studio at North Ipswich.

The station yesterday celebrated 20 years of FM radio in Ipswich by commissioning new studio facilities.

Ipswich and West Moreton Broadcasting began operating as 106.9 QFM on February 25, 1990 from the facilities at Pine Mountain Road.

Then Governor General Bill Hayden was on hand to officially launch 106.9 on that special day.

The station has undergone several name and format changes since, few bigger than the arrival of thousands of dollars worth of digital studio equipment.

Program director Mike Byrne said two state of the art studios would have the station prepared for the transition to digital radio, in the next few years.

"It's been a labour of love for our engineering team, headed by Keith Evans," Mr Byrne said.

"Many man hours have been spent completely re-wiring our studios and installing state of the art digital consoles, when the regional digital roll out occurs we will be ready. …

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