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Broadcasting during natural disasters: CBAA Conference

Saturday 31 October, 2020

In a CBAA Conference session on emergency broadcasting, hosted by Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, four stations shared their experiences and advice.


Gordon Waters, the station manager of Braidwood FM talked about the recent bush fires in his station’s listening area. “People still come up and tell us how important we were to them during that time.”

His advice is to establish contact with your local emergency services, “they were the lifeline of the information we gave out.”

Having difficult conversations: CBAA Conference

Saturday 31 October, 2020


Dr Julie Crabtree, a psychologist from Zebra Psychology discussed the five styles that people bring to conflict in this morning's CBAA Conference session.

Constructive journalism: Responding to an excess of sensationalism in today's news culture

Friday 30 October, 2020

Ulrik Haagerup Founder & CEO, Constructive Institute presented a Power Session on constructive journalism at this years virtual CBAA Conference.

Big plans for Community Radio to expand to digital platforms: CBAA Conference

Thursday 29 October, 2020

The community radio sector is going digital big time next year with the planned launch of an app that will carry all community stations and a new interface to allow community stations to be heard on smart speakers and other digital audio devices.

The CBAA’s Andrew Morris foreshadowed the innovation today at a CBAA conference session titled To Infinity and Beyond - Community Radio's Transition to Multiplatform Content Delivery.

Social Media for Community Broadcasters: CBAA Conference

Thursday 29 October, 2020

In this afternoon’s CBAA conference session on social media, Ryan Jones from Refuel Creative gave tips for community broadcasters on how to get the best from social media.

“The biggest barrier in success in social media for non profits is mental barrier,” he said.

Local news is a hook for people to listen: Ian Cole CBAA Conference

Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Two years ago, Bourke community station 2WEB saved the local newspaper from closure and now operates The Western Herald along with its radio station.

Chairman Ian Cole told the CBAA Conference that local news has become more important that ever as other media companies pull away from local reporting.

Psychological safety and duty of care of broadcasters during disasters: CBAA Conference

Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Dr Cait McMahon, Dart Centre, Asia Pacific has presented a workshop at this years CBAA conference on the possible trauma that can be suffered by volunteers covering disasters such as fire, floods or pandemics.

With increasing pressure on media, including community radio stations, to be in the “eye of the storm”, and greater expectations from the community, it can be easy to lose sight of the dual roles of volunteers who are both community members and reporters.

This has been the toughest year ever: 2020 CBAA Conference

Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, has opened the 2020 CBAA Virtual Conference by acknowledging the great work of community radio across Australia, especially in regional areas.

The CBAA adds more sessions for the 2020 conference

Wednesday 14 October, 2020

The CBAA have added two more workshops to this year’s virtual CBAA Conference.


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