Radio New Zealand is great in an emergency!

Radio New Zealand provides Civil Defence information in emergencies. They did an outstanding job last night of keeping people informed after the 7.5 magnitude earthquake. Their AM transmission could be compromised due to the funding freeze. AM frequencies travel a lot further than FM frequencies which are pretty much line of sight. A lot of places in New Zealand don’t have internet access or FM. They also serve the South Pacific where these issues are more pronounced. Those people rely on AM for their information. Here’s a link to the petition to unfreeze Radio New Zealand’s funding: https://www.tinyurl.com/jg9e42t
Also here a links to articles referring to asset sales and AM transmission: http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/307195/rnzi-moves-to-a-one-transmitter-operation
and http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11634259
Let’s keep sharing this petition and if you’re in Dunedin next week, do come along to the public meeting to unfreeze RNZ’s funding: https://www.facebook.com/events/319471281743549/

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