The station broadcasts in the Murray Bridge, Mount Barker and Victor Harbour areas and the ACMA says it will consider facilitating a conversion after looking at the issues involved.
“FM radio provides improved audio quality for listeners in regional areas and can be more cost-effective to operate than AM radio," said ACMA chair Nerida O’Loughlin.
“A number of regional commercial radio stations are seeking to convert their services to FM under an industry-led conversion program.
The ACMA is also proposing to plan a new long-term community radio broadcasting service for Mount Barker, which is currently served by temporary community broadcasting services.
“We now want to hear from the audiences in Murray Bridge, Mount Barker and Victor Harbor about these proposals,” O’Loughlin said.
She said if the ACMA decided to approve the conversions, the timing of the FM conversion would be up to the commercial broadcasters.
And if the new community service was approved, the ACMA said it may then proceed to a merit-based allocation of the licence.
Submissions on the proposals are due with the ACMA by 14 June.