Mornington Peninsula based community broadcaster, RPPFM, have announced they will suspend regular broadcasting from 9am tomorrow (Monday 16 March) in response to Coronavirus.
“With the escalating COVID-19 threat, and its likely arrival on the Mornington Peninsula, the Leadership Group had no option but to exercise its right to guarantee the health and safety of its members,” said the president of RPPFM, Peter Susovich.
“Many of our volunteers are in the vulnerable COVID-19 cohort and under the circumstances, until the threat is lifted, it is better to be safe.
All programming will therefore stream remotely through our newly installed online system.
“The Executive and Board [of RPPFM] were unanimous in their decision and the decision will be reviewed in seven days time.
“The committee has given permission for a small group of volunteers to form an information group teaming up with Mornington Peninsula Shire, City of Frankston, Peninsula Health and Mornington Peninsula News Group to provide news and information as part of the breakfast shifts. These volunteers will continue for the time being”.