YOU could be on an icy island off Greenland, in a yurt in central Mongolia, surrounded by the Congolese jungle or at a low-lying sheep property in Merino.
As long as you have net access anywhere on the globe, the voices and music choices of Portland are now just a few keystrokes away, thanks to a major technical upgrade at Portland’s 3RPC community radio.
Beginning this week, the station’s 24-hour programming is now available via net streaming through its website, www.3rpcfm.org.au. Programs can still be heard on the radio at 99.3FM, but according to station chair Garry Wilson, there are people in Glenelg Shire who live in reception black spots like Merino, Casterton and Henty and until now could not get a clear signal.
“This is wonderful for the station,” he said. “It means we can meet an important objective of reaching everyone in the shire. 3RPC is their community radio station, too.”