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Keep up to date with regular news and weather updates during breakfast and drive time daily. You can also listen on Fridays between 5pm – 7pm to the Queanbeyan Premier Sports Show – Local National & International Sports News.
Zara's overnight music mix midnight to dawn
26th January 2015
Harry Stewart (President QBN FM inc)
Listen to Graham Ross’s gardening tips Tuesday to Friday 7.15am and 4.45pm and Saturday at 7.15am and 1.30pm. Graham’s Gardening Tips is proudly brought to you by Bunnings Warehouses Fyshwick, Tuggeranong and Belconnen a proud supporter of this station.
Medical updates brought to you by Blooms The Chemist
Experience a city with country style culture, history, heritage, politics, sport, beautiful parks and celebration. You could be lucky and spot a platypus in the beautiful Queanbeyan river during an early morning walk
Explore the great outdoors in our nearby nature reserves and National parks, which feature mountain bike riding, walking trails and the natural flora and fauna
Queanbeyan celebrates 175 years
As a part of Queanbeyan's 175 year celebration this video, Courtesy of the ABC's 7.30 report has focused on how locals view this growing city. QBN FM is proud to announce that our (secretary) Ron Coffey was also interviewed and gives a very apt description of the "super city"
To watch the on line video from ABC TV please press the play icon
The surveys provide valuable feedback to the community broadcasting sector and local community stations about trends, listeners and the sector itself.
The 2013 survey is the sixth survey the community broadcasting sector has undertaken and the first in the new semi-annual (that's twice a year, folks!) format. The results indicate a consistent, strong and dedicated community radio audience, in the face of a rapidly changing media environment and increased listening options.
Community Radio Listeners
The 2013 National Listener Survey results are here! Conducted by McNair Ingenuity, the 2013 results show the increasing development in the community broadcasting sector's listener base. Our local community is what makes up the listeners of community broadcasting in Australia - and they are listening in droves, with 5,204,000 (29%) listening to local community radio in an average week out of a total of 15,310,000 Australians who listen to radio overall.
According to the survey, 94% of listeners highly value community radio and tune in because they want to hear:
Local information and news (this is the number one reason Australians listen to community radio)
Specialist music programs
Independent opinions delivered by local people
Programming not heard elsewhere
When do listeners tune in?
Mid morning: 57%
How do they listen?
Community radio audiences access specialist programming in multiple ways:
86.7% on FM
12.3% on FM and digital only
27% of listeners access podcasts
How long are listeners tuning in for?
Community broadcasting listeners are dedicated and consistent, with the average listener tuning in for 14.5 hours a week.