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Frank Bonaccorso appointed Director of National Radio News

Monday 09 December, 2019

Frank Bonaccorso has been appointed to the full-time role of Director for National Radio News at Bathurst

Edge Radio gains access to DAB+ service in Hobart

Monday 09 December, 2019

Youth broadcaster, and community radio station, Edge Radio, will be allowed to provide a DAB+ digital radio service in Hobart despite being in the RA3 licence area for the city.

Digital radio services are usually identical to commercial radio licence areas, and, generally, for a community radio broadcasting licensee to be eligible to provide digital radio services, it must either hold an RA1 Licence for the planned relevant commercial radio licence area, or have its licence area deemed to be the same as the commercial radio licence area.

Steve Ahern headlines NEMBC Youth Media Conference

Wednesday 27 November, 2019
Australian media executive, strategic trainer and international consultant in modern broadcast media, and the founding editor of radioinfo, Steve Ahern will deliver the Keynote speech at the NEMBC Youth Media Conference this Friday at Radio 4EB FM
 
It’s the only event of its kind in Australia bringing together young community radio broadcasters, media producers, community leaders and organisations from a diverse range of multicultural backgrounds.
 

The CBAA National Features and Documentary Series 2019

Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Now available to listen online and broadcasting on Australian community radio stations is the sixth instalment of CBAA’s National Features and Documentary Series, an annual showcase of new work by Australian community radio producers.
 

CBAA and FNMA launch First Sounds

Wednesday 06 November, 2019

The CBAA and First Nations Media Australia have launched First Sounds, a new and unique initiative to get more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists heard across Australian radio. 

First Sounds is a special collaborative undertaking broadening the reach of Indigenous heritage, history and culture and supporting the burgeoning First Nations music industry.

We can reach listeners in new ways: Andrew Morris discusses community radio's iHeartRadio alliance #CBAAConf

Wednesday 30 October, 2019
Dynamic data and being able to be found outside your listening area, are two of the big wins for the community radio sector since collaborating with iHeartRadio to add community stations on that app.

The CBAA’s Manager of Online Products and Services, Andrew Morris, spoke to radioinfo’s Steve Ahern at the recent conference in Melbourne, about the success of the alliance with iHeartRadio so far.

WTF: Where’s the funding? Ally Newton #CBAAConf

Saturday 26 October, 2019

Ally Newton offered her audience chocolate prizes as they focused on how they could work towards the big prize of winning CBF grants for their station, at a CBAA Conference session on funding.

She began by outlining, who is the CBF and who do they fund, then discussed key principles for writing a grant.

The primary purpose of the CBF is to support community media by offering grants for content, development and operations.

Tips for recruiting and retaining volunteers in community radio #CBAAConf

Saturday 26 October, 2019

In a session on volunteering, hosted by Geoff Sharp from Volunteering Victoria, a range of topics were discussed from how to get more volunteers to engaging young people.

“It is really easy to write a cheque or make a donation but there is nothing more valuable in this modern age than time. When you volunteer you give your time, that has high value,” said Sharp.

Asked the most important thing they have learnt from managing volunteers, the two panel members said:

Tell sponsors the benefits of working with you station: Stephen Pead #CBAAConf

Saturday 26 October, 2019

Sponsorship is the area where many community stations struggle, so in Stephen Pead’s session at the CBAA Conference, he gave some useful tips on how to increase funding from sponsors.  

Don’t rely solely on sponsors, he warned, make sure there is a mix of income streams such as memberships, fund raising, grants as well as sponsors.

“You have to follow the rules and acknowledge the sponsorship, then maximise the results for your sponsors.

"Maximise your opportunities, tell potential sponsors what’s in it for them.

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