is a local radio station
with a frequency of 94.1 MHz. The station is operated under licence byWhitehorse-Boroondara Community FM Radio Incorporated. It often involves local school students in its programs and is developing a larger audience. Discussion topics include current events such as global warming.
Since November 2007, 3WBC has broadcast from studios in the Box Hill town hall, located in Box Hill
, a suburb of Melbourne.
The Inner Eastern suburban area (that being the area comprising the then cities of Box Hill Camberwell, Hawthorn and Kew) was without a local radio service at the time of the formation and development of the suburban community radio groups such as SCB, ECB, VYV, MDR, etc.
Although the Inner Eastern municipal areas wre designated by the then ABA for a potential new area it was, prior to licencing of the first group of Sub-Metropolitan stations offered to Southern Community Broadcasters as an addition to its licence area, due to a lack of a local service.
Southern Community Broadcasters - after AGMs and resolutions had after an initial interest in the addition of the area to its own, had rejected the proposal - claiming the Inner East was not an area that shared the Bayside / Inner South identity.
This left options open for a local community radio service to cover the Inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne
When a 5-watt transmitter was first installed on top of the water tower at the corner of Canterbury and Elgar roads,... Read More