Edge Radio

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Edge Radio 99.3FM
City Hobart, Tasmania
Broadcast area Greater Hobart
Slogan Real Radio, Real Music
Frequency 99.3 MHz FM
Format Community Radio
Language(s) English
Owner Tasmanian Youth Broadcasters
Website www.edgeradio.org.au

Edge Radio (call sign: 7EDG) is a community radio station situated in the Australian city of Hobart. It is a youth oriented station, with most of its presenters under the age of thirty.

Edge Radio focuses on local music, running a Tasmanian music show weekly. The studio is located in the University of Tasmania's Hobart campus.

History[edit]

Originally set up by Tasmanian University broadcasters, Edge Radio began as a partnership between youth community representatives, media practitioners, the University of Tasmania (Utas) and the local student union the Tasmania University Union(TUU). In the Attempt to get a permanent license the new organisation separated its governance structure from UTas and the TUU in order to ensure that it was seen as independent.

Tasmanian Youth Broadcasters Inc. was awarded a broadcasting licence after a four-week trial period in August 2002. The licence was for a community radio station that serviced the youth of Hobart. The station was named Edge Radio and was launched by Machine Gun Fellatio's Chit Chat in February 2003. The station had immediate success, being awarded the Community Radio Station of the Year in its first year of broadcasting by the CBAA.

On-air format[edit]

Programming: There are over 80 programs per week presented by over 120 volunteer workers.

Program Period: Schedules run for 26 weeks. Rotating our schedule facilitates a high level of community participation.

Program Types: There are two main categories of programs,

1. General: talk and information (comedy, journalism arts, sports, film, discussion). Presenters draw from run of station music resources.

2. Music: specific music programs (from hip hop, indie rock, punk, electronic, dance, international and world music etc.). Presenters draw from their own music catalogue, and the stations’ music resources.

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Coordinates: 42°54′13.9″S 147°19′36.3″E / 42.903861°S 147.326750°E / -42.903861; 147.326750