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CBAA gets funding to support community radio’s transition to multiplatform delivery

Thursday 24 September, 2020

The Community Broadcasting Foundation will provide support over the next four years for the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia to assist community radio’s transition to multiplatform delivery.

CBAA launches its program for the 2020 virtual conference

Tuesday 22 September, 2020

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia has launched the program for its upcoming 2020 CBAA Conference, featuring a host of local and international sector thought leaders across a four-day program, running from Wednesday, 28 October to Saturday, 31 October.
Chief Executive Officer Jon Bisset, says, “The Conference will be more accessible to the community radio sector than ever before and it’s our hope that everyone, including Board Members, staff, program makers and other volunteers, will join us online.

CBAA gets funding to extend mental health awareness on community airwaves

Thursday 10 September, 2020

Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day and R U OK Day?, Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced the extension of funding for the CBAA’s National Suicide Prevention Project, as part of the Australian Government’s Department of Health’s National Suicide Prevention and Leadership Support Program.

Jam Pakt celebrates 100 episodes and two years on the air

Tuesday 01 September, 2020

Hosted by Jonathan Lindsay-Tjapaltjarri Hermawan (Jonzy), each week Jam Pakt is one-hour jam packed with music, yarns, special guests and hot topics for people all over Australia, all whilst giving mob a strong voice on the things that matter to them. 
Available over three parts, the show is heard on countless community radio stations, is available through the CBAA Community Radio Network and is easily adaptable to any program grid.

Community radio gave 'granular level' local information during bushfires: Senate Inquiry

Thursday 13 August, 2020

Speaking at the Senate Finance and Administration Committee hearing into the bushfires this week, Braidwood FM station manager Gordon Waters praised the work of his station's volunteers and asked for more recognition of the role community radio plays in emergencies.

"For listeners in our area we were the only source of information from the ground," said Waters.

Changes to MP's Office Expenses rules allows support for regional radio

Friday 10 July, 2020

Some good news for regional broadcasters from the Government.


COVID-19 Safe Studio Principles for Australian Radio and Podcast Industry released

Thursday 09 July, 2020

The Australian Radio and Podcast Industry Sector Consultation Group has issued a set of COVID-19 Safe Studio Principles to support the broadcast industry to safely produce live and pre-recorded content.
The Guidelines have been developed by AFTRS, in consultation with industry, to provide a resource that can assist with safety while COVID-19 restrictions and containment measures are in place.

The CBF has a new CEO, Jo Curtin

Wednesday 24 June, 2020

The Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) has appointed Jo Curtin as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Free webinar on starting a podcast from the CBAA and AFTRS

Tuesday 23 June, 2020

The CBAA and AFTRS are presenting a free webinar on podcasting for community broadcasters.
The webinar, presented by AFTRS Radio Senior Lecturer, Tony Rasmussen will cover 

Community radio supports consumers coming out of COVID

Thursday 04 June, 2020
The CBAA has launched a new radio series dedicated to supporting consumers during the current pandemic.

The Consumer Coach: Your Pandemic Financial Survival Guide has been produced in partnership with the Ecstra Foundation, and is aimed at equipping Australian consumers with the support, advice, and access to resources they need to make financial decisions during the pandemic. 


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