Denmark community radio station to bring new soundwaves to the south coast

Sarah MakseAlbany Advertiser
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Denmark FM’s Matt Sivyer.
Camera IconDenmark FM’s Matt Sivyer. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson

The “sound of Denmark” will hit the airwaves in August, when a community radio station 10 years in the making goes live.

Denmark FM 99.7 is gearing up to broadcast the stories behind the town from a new studio at the Denmark Community Resource Centre.

Station co-ordinator Matt Sivyer said the region was brimming with stories to tell.

“It is a whole of community project to give everyone a voice,” he said.

“We’ve got an ageing population and there is a lot of loneliness and isolation.

“It’s a platform for connecting the community as much as it is general entertainment.

“We haven’t really got a great platform for getting local news out there in real time.”

Mr Sivyer said the team had big plans to get recording equipment into schools and provide training to community groups to create their own shows.

The broadcast will reach most of the way to Albany and would be available anywhere in the world online.

He said the station would be up and running early next year.

“We’ve got such a diverse draft program schedule that there’s definitely something for everyone,” Mr Sivyer said.

“We’ll have some pretty nicely polished content produced out of our little studio.”

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