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Vision Australia Radio Albury reopens its doors

14 August 2020

Vision Australia Radio is excited to be back broadcasting local content to the blind and low vision community from its Albury studio.

The Albury studio recently re-opened after closing in September 2019 for refurbishment.

Vision Australia Radio’s precautionary COVID-19 measures also disrupted broadcasting in recent months but the local team is keen to be back behind the microphone.

Vision Australia Radio Albury committee chairperson, John Atkinson, is thrilled to be back on the airwaves and has a lot of exciting things planned for 2020 and beyond.

One program John is looking forward to bringing people is the Weekly Times Hour, broadcast every Wednesday and Thursday at 3pm.

"Vision Australia is very excited to broadcast the Weekly Times Hour across all of regional Victoria and also into southern NSW from its local radio studio in Albury-Wodonga,” John said.

“This program covers critical issues that affect our rural and remote listeners and we always encourage your feedback. You can hear the Weekly Times Hour on Wednesday and Thursday from 3-4pm,” he said.

Vision Australia Radio Albury has also recommenced broadcasting its six day a week news program not only into north-east Victoria and southern NSW, but also into the Goulburn Valley area.

“We are pleased to announce that we are now incorporating articles from both the Border Mail newspaper and the Shepparton News into this program,” John said.

“You can hear our new Border Mail Hour from 1-2pm Monday to Friday and then on Saturday from 12-1pm. We look forward to you joining us during these times."

Albury VAR expects that it will restore some of its other signature programs in the near future. These include its Morning Paper Round program, the Border Eye Opener, the Border Buzz and also its local history program, the Rear Vision Mirror. Please stay tuned for details of when these programs will recommence.

Tune in to 101.7 FM in the Albury-Wodonga region to hear your favourite programs back on the air over the next few weeks.

If you would like to know more about the Albury relaunch, or have some questions about your favourite program, you can phone the team on (02) 6041 8800 or email them at var-albury@visionaustralia.org.