Flava in Auckland, will change frequency tonight The Radio Network announced. It will move from 96.1FM to 95.8FM.
“It is important for listeners to correctly retune their radios to ensure they can continue receive Flava loud and clear”, says Grant Lee TRN’s General Manager Auckland.
“We have a freephone listeners can call if they encounter any reception issues as a result of the changes – it’s 0508 CHANGE or 0508 242643”.
The radio industry in New Zealand has also launched a website for listeners to search out their local frequencies and also find what frequencies in their area are changing – www.frequencyfinder.co.nz
TRN has almost 50 changes to make out of a total of 254 frequency changes required throughout New Zealand before April 2011, when the new twenty year licence management rights commence.
The Ministry of Economic Development on behalf of the Crown has worked with broadcasters to clean up the entire FM band for New Zealand as part of the process of moving to the new rights.
“In theory all frequencies could change at midnight 2 April 2011. However, in practice there is insufficient technical resource to do this. All licence holders are being encouraged to move as soon as possible to avoid chaos in early 2011, that’s why TRN is making the changes in Auckland now”, says Peter Casey TRN’s frequency engineering project manager.
– The Radio Network