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Greens welcome deal to secure Radio Adelaide's future

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Robert Simms 19 Feb 2016

The Australian Greens have welcomed today's decision to transition Radio Adelaide to be run under the Fresh 92.7 umbrella, but say more detail is needed on licensing and staffing arrangements before the plan gets the green light.

"It's great to see that the future of Radio Adelaide appears secure for now, however I do want to be assured that there is security for staff at this time and that the charter of Radio Adelaide will be upheld under these new arrangements," Greens Senator for South Australia Robert Simms said.

"Radio Adelaide is a wonderful training ground for young people and budding journalists and provides a vital community service. It's critical that this ethos is maintained under this new arrangement. There's been a huge community campaign to save Radio Adelaide and this highlights how vital this service is to the community and just how many people have been positively impacted by the work the station does.

"Fresh 92.7 is an Adelaide success story and I look forward to seeing their plans in more detail."

Senator Simms is a former journalism student and did a placement at Radio Adelaide in his early 20s.

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