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Victorian Racing Station On Fire Alert

Friday, 11th December 2009

Following last February’s devastating bush fires in Victoria, Victorian racing and sports station Radio Sport 927 has been approved as a commercial broadcaster to disseminate bushfire and emergency warnings state-wide. The agreement, signed recently with the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Bob Cameron, and Emergency Services Commissioner, Bruce Esplin, has come about as a result of Radio Sport 927 being the only commercial broadcasting network with state-wide coverage. This has made it a vital partner for fire risk and emergency alerts this summer. The Victorian State Government announced a Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS) that will interrupt radio broadcasts before potentially life-threatening fires so that Victorians can react quickly to the alerts. Radio Sport 927 general manager Noel Crowe said the racing and sports station was the best equipped of all commercial radio stations to support the Government’s initiative: “Radio Sport 927 covers 92 per cent of the state through our main Melbourne signal and via 15 transmitters that are located near major regional Victorian cities.” The frequencies Radio Sport 927 broadcasts on are: Radio Sport 927 AM Melbourne, 1359 AM Mildura, 106.9 FM Swan Hill, 88.0 FM Horsham 945 AM Bendigo, 1314 AM Ballarat, 1260 AM Shepparton, 99.3 FM Wangaratta, 88.0 FM Heyfield, 88.0 FM Moe, 92.7 FM Yarram, 87.6 FM Traralgon, 87.6 FM Bairnsdale, 89.9 FM Lakes Entrance and 95.5 FM Orbost.

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