Another year is all but done as we enter the festive season for 2014. And what a year its been!
Some of the year’s highlights were
- the successful staging of the Remote Media Festival at the NPA where over 150 delegates converged to celebrate the sector’s achievements
- Black Star Radio’s recognition by the QLD Government within the Premier’s 30 year plan for being an innovator in technology infrastructure,
- the development of the next generation of play out system for the network using Zetta
- another very successful exhibition and display for Remote QLD media at the Cairns Show
- the introduction of Black Star’s local news service and
- the introduction of an entirely new Government funding platform
…. just to mention just a few. We said goodbye to QRAM’s Manager Jim Remedio and said welcome to incoming manager Gerry Pyne. Jim is now a Director on the QRAM Board of Management.
Looking ahead, we’re close to finalisation of roll out plans for the new service at Normanton which will commence on February 1st in the new year, and also setting up arrangements for the expanded service for the Atherton Table Lands, which is another key plan for 2015.
Black Star Radio will continue our 24 hour service during the Christmas / New Year break, with National News every day including Christmas Day, local weather reports daily and emergency services messages and warnings should we see any cyclone development in the region. Our commitment is to the communities we service and we realise the importance of providing continuity throughout the year.
On behalf of the entire team at QRAM and Black Star Radio we extend warmest wishes to you all and look forward to keeping you entertained and informed as we embark on 2015!
Merry Christmas one and all.