Media

Television

There are four free to air television stations in Alice Springs.

ABC Television – Has an NT-specific news service which operates out of Darwin. There is an Alice Springs-based journalist and camera person.

SBS – National news and national television programming. Programs are broadcast half an hour earlier than advertised on their promotions.

Imparja – Mostly Channel Nine programming.

Southern Cross Television – Runs Channel Seven news and mostly Channel Seven Queensland programming. No NT presentation so programs are broadcast half an hour earlier than advertised on their promotions.

 

Radio

 

ABC Radio

The local ABC station is (783 AM) Alice Springs which broadcasts locally on 0600 to 1100 and 1400 to 1800 weekdays (with AM at 0830 to 0900). Other programs are broadcast from Darwin.

Radio National (99.7 FM), Classic FM (97.9 FM) and JJJ (94.9 FM) are all broadcast locally on the NT/Qld schedule.

Other Radio

CAAMA, the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association, radio (100.5 FM)

8CCC (102.1 FM) is a community radio station

8HA (900 AM) is a commercial music and talk station

SunFM (96.9 FM) is a commercial music and talk station

 

Newspapers

There is one local paper:

The Centralian Advocate is published by News Limited and appears Tuesdays and Fridays. The Advocate is not free, but has the majority of real estate and positions vacant adverts.

Most major capital city newspapers are available by air (they arrive at about 2pm on the day of publication), but they cost two to three times their home city cover price.

Newspapers have a lower priority than passengers, so frequently they are 'bumped' by the airline and don't arrive at all. If this happens on the weekend the newsagents often close early.

 

Internet

There are a number of internet cafes in town, some of which offer 'blue cable' (plug your own laptop in) or wireless access. The Alice Springs Public Library also has public access internet PCs and wifi.