We regret to inform the Italian communities of Australia – in particular the listeners of Rete Italia – that, due to the high cost of broadcasting and technical maintenance across all of Australia, it has become necessary to reduce the number of frequencies which transmit Rete Italia.”
This means that, as of Thursday, August 22, 21 frequencies will no longer transmit Rete Italia programs.
These 21 frequencies are:
Victoria: Mildura 89.1FM
New South Wales: Newcastle/Gosford 801AM; Wollongong 1575AM; Griffith 90.5FM
This a painful decision made by the Board of Directors, but a necessary one to safeguard the future of the company, which this year celebrates the 60th anniversary of the foundation of Il Globo and the 72nd birthday of La Fiamma.
Finally, it must be remembered and acknowledged that for 25 years, Rete Italia has broadcast Italian-language programs in every state across Australia – an accomplishment that no other Italian community in the world has achieved.
You can still listen to Rete Italia anywhere in Australia and around the world.