PBA FM - 5PBA - FM 89.7 - Adelaide, SA

Community Radio Station

Introduction PBA-FM is a community based radio station, broadcasting from our new location at the TWELVE25 Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre. We moved to our new location in late 2007 and we were previously located at the former Salisbury Campus of the University of South Australia (now closed). Formed in 1979, ... See more PBA-FM conducted a successful test transmission in April 1981 and a full license was granted in November 1982 with broadcasting commencing in January 1983. PBA-FM is a provider of entertainment, information and access programs to the local community and supports the individuals right to broadcast. We give the opportunity for members of the community to train in broadcasting with many volunteers gaining positions in the ABC and commercial radio and television stations. top People We are fortunate to have an 'army' of some 150 volunteers from all walks of life who present programmes as diverse the local community. Our volunteers contribute to the operation of the station by working on a regular basis in various areas including such as on-air presentation, programme production, administration, technical, research, library, training and promotions. All our volunteers are financial members of the Association and offer their services out of personal choice and without salary. PBA-FM values the importance of the volunteer role and offers them the opportunity to further develop personal and technical skills, provides on going training and acknowledges their contribution with appropriate recognition. Top Technical PBA-FM has two broadcast studios, a digital production suite and outside broadcast unit. Both broadcast studios are near identical and are equipped with Soundcraft RM100 broadcast consoles, digital cart software, Sony slimline CDP11 CD players, 1/4" analogue reel, cassette deck, satellite feeds and turntables. The on-air studio features industry standard Sure SM7 and AKG CK47 microphones along with Tannoy studio monitors. Both studios are fed through to the control room where either can be delegated to the transmission chain. The on-air audio feed is processed by an Orban Optimod and is connected to our transmission site at Para Hills by a microwave link. Our off air signal is logged and held for the required 60 days using Novalog software. We are connected to the Community Radio Satellite with a DDN computer taking care of the recording of programmes for future airplay and also downloads new unsigned music into our system. Our digital production suite centres around a Pro Tools workstation with twin head LCD screens, Digi Design M-Box interface, Tannoy monitors and CD/DVD authoring. We also have an outside broadcast unit suitable for static and narrowcast use which features a Beringher console, Sony CD players, PA speaker bins and various microphones. Narrowcast transmission gear is also available subject to licensing and availability.