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Crown Castle Completes WorldAudio AM Radio Rollout

  • 27 August, 2004 08:17

<p>Crown Castle Completes WorldAudio AM Radio Rollout</p>
<p>27 August 2004, Sydney….Crown Castle International today announced the Company has completed the deployment of infrastructure for WorldAudio’s (ASX:WAG) commercial AM radio broadcast network across Australia.</p>
<p>The nationwide AM commercial broadcast network, under the Radio 2 brand, has a potential population reach of 12 million.</p>
<p>Commenting on the completion of the rollout, Mr Udhay Mathialagan, Director of Strategic Development at Crown Castle said, “Crown Castle has been able to offer to WorldAudio its extensive infrastructure while streamlining the process to achieve a rapid network rollout within a cost competitive structure.”</p>
<p>He added, “This has meant that WorldAudio can meet the deadline set by regulatory authorities and commence transmission of Radio 2 on time and with a flexible solution that has been a truly cooperative team effort.”</p>
<p>Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Peter Thompson of WorldAudio said, “Working with Crown Castle means that we have completed an aggressive rollout and are now in a position to offer a national platform as a “one-stop-shop” for advertisers.”</p>
<p>He added, “This is a unique concept that has now become a reality and one we could not have reached without partners such as Crown Castle.”</p>
<p>About Crown Castle
Crown Castle Australia engineers, deploys, owns and operates technologically advanced shared wireless infrastructure, including an extensive network of towers. Crown Castle Australia is the largest independent tower operator in Australia, with its nationwide portfolio of around 1400 towers providing sites for cellular coverage to over 92% of the population.</p>
<p>For more information on Crown Castle Australia, visit: www.crowncastle.com</p>
<p>About WorldAudio
WorldAudio is an AM commercial radio broadcaster whose business is the sale of broadcast airtime to advertisers. The company’s first radio station, Radio 2 1611AM – “The New Voice of Sydney’s West” is broadcasting in the Greater Western Region of Sydney.</p>
<p>WorldAudio is now expanding from its current single commercial radio station into a nationwide commercial AM broadcast network with an estimated population reach of 12 million [all ages].</p>
<p>WorldAudio has an Australia-wide commercial broadcasting license issued by the Australian Broadcasting Authority (under section 40 of the Broadcast Services Act 1992) and has ownership of, or the right to use, up to 45 broadcast apparatus licenses issued by the Australian Communications Authority, in all states and territories of Australia.</p>
<p>The company also sees future growth potential in changes to cross-media ownership laws and the potential in digital radio broadcasting.</p>
<p>For further information on WorldAudio, visit: www.worldaudio.com.au</p>
<p>For further information contact</p>
<p>Crown Castle WorldAudio – Radio 2
Veronica Kennedy-Good Andrew Peter Thompson
Mindshare Communications WorldAudio Limited
Ph: (02) 4862 2426 Ph: (02) 9221 0964
Mobile: 0416 101 110 Email: apt1@worldaudio.com.au
Email: veronica@mindsharecomms.com.au</p>

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