QRAM Black Star radio service in the Atherton Tablelands is set to power up and expand its services to listeners in the coming months. Last week, QRAM director Neville Reys and Manager Gerry Pyne met with Board members from TLO Land Council/Trust (Tableland Region) to discuss options for its future operation.
QRAM is working with the local Tablelands Community to encourage engagement and local input to the service. Currently operating at reduced power on 96.7 FM, the signal is set to move to a new wide coverage community service for all of the Atherton Tablelands Communities. We are looking forward to working with local groups in the area to provide a service to people across the region.
The meeting was very productive. QRAM and Black Star Radio extend thanks to Atherton Tableland members, David Turpin, Ronald Turpin, Sandy Rosa, Dionie Johnson and Shannon Brennan for their contribution to this historical meeting.
With the Tablelands service soon to come of age, Black Star’s reach will be greatly enhance as it takes this step. The entire network is set to greatly benefit from this new arrangement as it will complete the southern area of the network’s wider coverage.
The QRAM Board is meeting on March 14, and the next steps for the Tablelands service is a key item on its busy agenda.