About Hills Radio 88.9 FM
88.9 FM Hills Radio is the "Voice of the Adelaide Hills" providing community based radio to the Adelaide Hills and Mount Barker Council areas.
From topical local talk programs of a morning to unique and fresh local bands and music we are leading the pack. Furthermore our music is refreshing and brings back music you may have thought long gone.
It’s an exciting time for anyone who lives in the districts from Crafers to Callington and Mt Pleasant to Meadows, Hills Radio has the area covered.
If you live within a 30 kilometre radius of Mount Barker, Hills Radio will likely reach you. If not we would like to hear from you.
88.9 FM Hills Radio is here for you, as a resident Hills Radio provides a voice for you and a connection to other Hills communities. Hills Radio 88.9 FM complements the existing print media outlets and the community spirit.
Why Listen To Community Radio?
One of the first things to understand about community radio is that it is a not-for-profit venture. This means that the station operates in and for the community and is not driven by any corporate imperatives.
A community radio station allows all kinds of people to create a program. Unlike commercial radio, its very survival doesn’t depend on being tied to the latest trend in music, or relying on big money.
With the help of a creative programming committee and input from listeners, Hills Radio patrons can expect to hear a mix of across the board music (think classical to house), engaging discussion including talkback, sport and community news.
Despite the developments in communication technology, radio is still the best medium for reaching an audience.
Community radio goes even further, in that it engages directly with its community.
In fact, the latest CBAA (Community Broadcasting Association of Australia) survey tells us that in Australia, 5.8 million people listen to community radio each week.
Individuals, organisations such as clubs, local government and council bodies can get their messages out to the community and, at the same time, they can be quizzed by those very communities.
Through structured programs, you, as a listener and community member will be invited to communicate your concerns and issues, or promote your events and activities first hand via this interactive medium.
So, to really make it work, Hills Radio 88.9FM will depend on your involvement.
How can you get involved?