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CBAA offers scholarships for their annual conference

Friday 20 September, 2019

The CBAA is offering two Scholarships valued at almost $1,200 each for community radio station representatives to attend the CBAA Conference 2019, from 24 - 27 October in Melbourne.
Scholarships provide invaluable opportunities for under-resourced stations, volunteers and staff to attend the CBAA Conference to learn, network, share knowledge and participate in discussions to which they wouldn't otherwise be exposed.

CBAA conference program is finalised

Friday 30 August, 2019

The CBAA has finalised the program for this year’s conference in Melbourne.

Last chance for Early Birds at the CBAA conference

Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Early registration for the CBAA conference in Melbourne closes tomorrow (Wednesday).
Prof Peter Greste will deliver the keynote presentation focusing on the AFP raids on Australian journalists, and what this means for community broadcasting.
Attendees at the conference will get an opportunity to

Peter Greste will deliver the Keynote Address at the CBAA conference

Wednesday 03 July, 2019

Prof Peter Greste will deliver the keynote presentation at the CBAA Conference in Melbourne later this year and will focus on the AFP raids on Australian journalists, and what this means for community broadcasting.
Prof Greste, who has been studying the state of media freedom, says the raids shouldn’t have been a surprise to anybody paying attention to national security laws in recent years.

Early Bird Registration is now available for the CBAA Conference

Friday 07 June, 2019

Engagement and participation, governance, content creation and technical streams will be the workshops be covered over two big days at the 2019 CBAA Conference in October, from 24 - 27 October at the Pullman on the Park, Melbourne.
The CBAA conference is an opportunity for community broadcasters to:

2019 CBAA Community Radio Award entries close next week

Friday 24 May, 2019

The CBAA Community Radio Awards will close at 5pm next Wednesday, 29 May 2019 with the winners announced in October.

Each year CBAA produce an Awards program offering an inspiring snapshot of the achievements of stations with programs, initiatives or practices that have increased their capability and improved the services offered to their communities. 

CBAA Conference kicks off at Gold Coast #CBAAConf

Friday 09 November, 2018

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia conference has officially begun today on the Gold Coast, with a welcome by President Phillip Randall (pictured) and address by Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones.

Randall emphasised that the sector is at all-time-high listenership - 5.7 million weekly listeners across Australia, which is a "result of what you [stations] do."

One of Australia's leading Indigenous voices joins the CBAA Conference lineup

Friday 31 August, 2018

APRA AMCOS Ambassador Emily Wurramara will join the line-up for the CBAA's 2018 national conference.

One of Australia’s leading voices in Indigenous music, Emily grew up in remote Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria before moving to Brisbane to pursue her natural talent for music.

Emily’s 2016 EP ‘Black Smoke’, which featured stunning stories sung both in English and Wurramara's traditional language Anindilyakwa, garnered critical acclaim, as well as racking up 1 million Spotify streams and spending 10 weeks in the CBAA's Amrap Charts.

Award winning UK Prison Radio CEO to keynote CBAA Conference

Thursday 19 July, 2018

The UK Prison Radio Association's Chief Executive Phil Maguire will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 CBAA Conference on the Gold Coast.

Maguire was founding CEO of the UK’S Prison Radio Association, which includes the world’s first and only national radio station for prisoners National Prison Radio

Is community radio about the listeners or the people on air? #CBAAConf

Friday 10 November, 2017
A range of panelists from different stations took on the topic of whether community radio is about the listeners or the people on air.

Some of the points from both sides of the argument are:

“There are 21,000 staff/volunteers, but 5 million listeners, so it must be more about the listeners.”

“Each station has its own personality… some of them have multiple personalities.”


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