First CMAA Radio Station On the Moon

First CMAA Radio Station On the Moon

A short clip of audio from 98five Sonshine FM’s Breakfast Show will be included in the cargo on an upcoming Moon Lander Mission.

The snippet from Kirste and Dan's Perth Breakfast Show will be one of the hundreds of thousands of units of cargo on an upcoming mission to the Moon.

In 2023, Astrobotic will deliver NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) to the Moon’s South Pole.

As a private company, Astrobotic established the Moonbox program to assist in funding the project. For a fee, anyone can purchase a Moonbox capsule and send a small memento to the Moon on the Moon Pod accompanying NASA’s VIPER. A 1 inch by 1 inch capsule costs $12,950 USD, which, as a non-for-profit, was not a viable option for 98five Sonshine FM.

Until a very generous Reddit user offered to share his capsule. Reddit user Valphon is preparing to send two 1TB microSD cards in his Moonbox capsule, one for his own projects and the other he divided into 100,000 10MB slots available for free on a first-in-best-dressed basis.

Producer Leon Piper of The Breakfast Show submitted the audio clip, a short promotional ad that has been playing on-air on 98five Sonshine FM over the 2020/2021 summer. The clip was successfully accepted making 98five Sonshine FM’s Breakfast Show with Kirste and Dan the first ever Perth breakfast radio show to visit the Moon.

98five Sonshine FM is a listener-supported community station that relies on the ongoing generosity of its listeners to bring Perth a positive, family focused radio alternative.

Article supplied with thanks to Rachel Murphy - PR and Digital Content Producer (PH: 08 9313 0800)

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