Off the air…but only temporarily

June 22, 2017 by J-Wire Staff
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Melbourne’s Jewish radio J-AIR is to temporarily suspend its live broadcasting from the 5pm on Friday.
The suspension is due to J-AIR moving its studios from Oakleigh to Caulfield North.

Station manager Robert Bontschek said J-AIR’s 30 live programs (in English, Hebrew and Russian) would resume in late July after the new studios had been built and tested. “In the meantime, we will be playing recorded music and repeats of earlier programs,” he said.

“We apologise for the inconvenience to our growing band of loyal listeners, but we have no choice. We are a small community station run by volunteers and do not have the resources to build duplicate new studios while still being on air from Oakleigh,” he said. “It’s an enforced break we would rather not have.

“Our move to Caulfield North will be of benefit to the Melbourne Jewish community and J-AIR.

“We will have a big presence right in the heart of the community, making it easier for guests to go live in the studios and easier for our presenters and technicians to access the station.”

J-AIR had spent about two years in its Oakleigh studios (about 10 kilometres east of Caulfield North) but had to move after its landlord required the space back for its expanding business.

The Oakleigh studios were purpose-built for a small community radio station and included air-conditioned on-air studios, a production studio, an engineering and rack room, and a meeting/guests room.

The Caulfield North premises will be smaller but will be efficient and compact and will provide all facilities needed for a dynamic community radio station such as J-AIR.

J-AIR can be heard at 87.8 on the FM dial in Melbourne or streaming on the internet at



2 Responses to “Off the air…but only temporarily”
  1. Michael Burd says:

    It will be business as usual[ almost ] for the top Rating show on J- air
    Nothing Left .

    We will not be live and only One hour instead of the usual Two Hours.

    Alan and I will be pre- recording our shows during our relocation in July and will be airing some great “new ‘ and controversial interviews NO REPEATS .

    Some of these include…

    Top European Italian Journalist Emanuele Ottolenghi

    Jeremy Newmark UK’s Labour Candidate for Golders Green & Finchley [ this will be highly controversial ]

    Sydney Muslim psychiatrist Tanveeer Ahmed , a regular media guest on the topic of Islam :

    Uk Blogger and Uk’s number one Pro-Zionist activist and contributor to UK’s media Watch Richard Millett. Richard attacked a few days ago by Palestinian activists in downtown London>

    Denis MacEoin Top UK journalist , writer exposes Australia’s most obsessive Israel hater and head of Australia’s largest Palestinian Lobby group APAN

    Avi Abelow Founder and CEO of 12Tribe Films and Director of ‘Israel Video Network ‘:

    French Journalist Guy Milliere /Writer forced to Flee Paris with threats from Islamists France
    and More >>>>

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