The Capricorn Coast Community Radio Station
We are ecstatic about our nomination as a finalist in the 2016 CBAA Community Radio Awards, Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Engagement category.
“These awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate some of the incredible work happening in hundreds of community radio stations across Australia every day. In a dynamic media environment, and with more options than ever for audiences to choose from, the importance and impact of community radio continues to grow. The finalists in this year’s awards represent the diversity of stations, programs and initiatives which reflect and serve communities in every State and Territory around Australia.”
4NAG 91.3fm is Yeppoon’s very own community radio station. More than 40 volunteers bring a wealth of skills, talent and community networks to the airways. The station produces high quality and imaginative programs and plays a key role in Yeppoon’s community.
Radio 4NAG is the non-profit making, independent, full-time community radio station located at Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast. It have been operating since 1997 and became a permanent community broadcaster in 1999. At that time we invested in equipment to link our studio in Yeppoon’s Community Centre, to an antenna on Meikelville Hill. From this position our programs are broadcast along the Capricorn Coast from Byfield to Yeppoon and Emu Park and inland towards Rockhampton.
Radio 4NAG is staffed by volunteers and financed by fund-raising activities and grants from community bodies, donations, membership monies and station sponsors.
Community Radio is not like commercial radio and there are 300+ Community Radio Stations across Australia.
The local volunteers are united by six guiding principles:
•Promote harmony and diversity and contribute to an inclusive, cohesive and culturally diverse Australian community.
•Pursue the principles of democracy, access and equity, especially for people and issues not adequately represented in other media.
•Enhance the diversity of programming choices available to the public and present programs that expand the variety of viewpoints broadcast in Australia.
•Demonstrate independence in programming as well as in editorial and management decisions.
•Support and develop local arts and music.
•Increase community involvement in broadcasting.