Just announcedRadio Adelaide will have a future independent of the University of Adelaide for the first time since its founding in 1972, thanks to an inspiring new deal with fellow community station Fresh 92.7.

RadioAdelaide-whVice-Chancellor and President Professor Warren Bebbington said that the terms retain Radio Adelaide’s educational mission, noting “the media training provided to our Media students and the community will continue, and likely expand” under the agreement.

The plans involve a temporary move for Radio Adelaide into Fresh 92.7’s studios, with the latter managing the transition, with funds provided by the University.

Fresh 92.7 General Manager Troy Sincock also describes the station’s role in providing advice and facilities for Radio Adelaide, as the register as a new organisation and look to a move to new studios over time. “We are in a unique position to assist to build the capacity of community radio, to share facilities and training opportunities for the benefit of Adelaide,” Sincock says.

Pending final approval of the transfer of license by the broadcasting authority ACMA, this will represent an exciting new collaboration not only for SA community stations, but for the state’s music industry in general.