Musik and Film salutes the community station of Meander Valley in Deloraine Tasmania.

In these times of “pre-programmed” media based top 40 stations, Community-based radio stations are more important than ever.  They feature alternative and niche programming, offering a refreshing departure from the homogeneity of commercial radio.

Meander Valley Community Radio can be heard throughout the Meander Valley – from Latrobe to Prospect (Launceston) in Tasmania, Australia.

LJ (John Kenzey), Station Manager, Committee Member, Promo Producer and Presenter says, “community-based radio stations are essential for local representation, diverse content and the promotion of local music and culture.

The station broadcasts to approximately 23,000 residents of Northern Tasmania via FM 96.9 but reaches a far wider global audience via their website live streaming and several streaming apps including tune-in. The station is now also a reporting station for the highly respected “World Indie Music Charts”

Meander Valley Community Radio states on their website, “We seek to promote harmony and diversity and contribute to an inclusive cohesive and culturally diverse community. We are here for the community to enjoy and utilise, to support local arts, music and community events.”

They offer such programs as Mira’s ‘Roots and Branches’, Weird, Wonderful and Wacky Wecords with Nick Weare  and LJ’s New Country Tracks. Check out their website for a complete listing and times! There’s something for everyone.

Show your support for your local stations and check out these community-based stations around the world!