Mr144-10:community Radio Station 2ooo Breaches Advertising Licence Condition

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9 November 20109 November 20108 November 2010

Sydney community radio station 2OOO breaches

advertising licence condition 

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has found that community

radio broadcaster 2OOO Sydney breached the licence condition requiring

community broadcasters not to broadcast advertisements. 

After investigating a complaint from a member of the community, the ACMA found

that the licensee broadcast an advertisement on 25 July 2010 during the Darpan

program. The announcement ended abruptly, resulting in the financial support of the

sponsor not being appropriately identified with an accompanying sponsorship tag,

as required under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

In response to the breach finding, 2OOO has given the presenter an official warning

and additional training for the broadcast of sponsorship announcements. 2OOO is

also updating its studio equipment to ensure that all sponsorship announcements

are broadcast in full. 

The ACMA considers this action demonstrates 2OOO’s commitment to meeting its

obligations under the licence conditions that apply to community radio. The ACMA

will take no further action at this time, but will monitor 2OOO’s ongoing compliance

with the licence conditions.

Multicultural Community Radio Association Ltd (2OOO) holds a long term

community broadcasting licence to provide a radio service in the Sydney RA1

licence area in New South Wales. 

More information about making complaints about community broadcasting is

available on the ACMA website.

A copy of the investigation report 2453 is also available on the website. 

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Donald

Robertson, Media Manager, on (02) 9334 7980, 0418 86 1766 or

The ACMA is Australia’s regulator for broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and

telecommunications. The ACMA’s strategic intent is to make communications and media work in

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