THE community radio sector has missed the deadline to participate in building the transmission infrastructure for digital broadcasting, blaming uncertainty over whether it would be able to meet funding calls. Industry body the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia said it had been left hanging by the federal Government’s refusal to confirm funding commitments made by its predecessor. “We’re now facing a scenario where the commercial and public broadcasters will have an ownership role in the (digital) infrastructure and we’re kind of nowhere,” said Kath Letch, chairwoman of the CBAA’s digital radio consultative group and station manager of Melbourne community station 3RRR. Read the entire item The Australian