Alpine Radio 96.5 FM (Kiewa Valley) & 92.9 FM (Ovens Valley)
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Alpine Radio is now officially broadcasting into the Ovens Valley, in particular Bright and Porepunkah on 92.9 FM. The work to make this happen was completed on Saturday 20 August 2011.
The Alpine Community Radio project was initiated in August 2001 by Mary Smith who called a public meeting to gauge community support. A steering committee was formed, incorporation occured on 2 November 2001 and a temporary licence was allocated on 25 July 2002. Regular mock street broadcasts, sessions at the local Country Club and general fundraising kept the project public. On a shoe-string budget the station went to air on the 23 August 2003 in a rented shop in the main street of Mount Beauty, Victoria which is located 100 km south of Albury/Wodonga.
On 26 June ’04 the station was relocated to a new home in the Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre Precinct on the Kiewa Valley Highway.
The station was granted its Permanent Broadcasting Licence on 24 February 2005 and took effect on 1 March 2005 after broadcasting for only 18 months. A fine achievement as some stations wait years.
Alpine Radio 96.5 FM & 92.9 FM is a community radio station that is independent, not-for-profit, community owned and operated and is run completely by volunteers.
Kiewa Valley Community Radio Association Inc. is the incorporation name and broadcasts as “Alpine Radio 96.5 FM (Kiewa Valley) & 92.9 FM (Ovens Valley)”.
Mission Statement — “Alpine Radio is a community FM station which encourages community participation, provides diverse, informative and entertaining programs to the Kiewa and Ovens Valleys, and is an official emergency services broadcaster.”