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Community Radio’s increased value in WA

Thursday 23 October, 2014

The CBAA National Listener Survey for June 2014 has been released, revealing a strong increase in community radio listenership in non-metro areas of WA.
 
Not only are an estimated 10,000 more people tuning into community stations per week since 2012, the hours spent listening have increased from 10.8 to 13.2.
 
Listeners strongly value the local information and news services the stations provide as well as the local voices and personalities they air and the sense of involvement they inspire.
 

2014 CBAA Awards Finalists

Wednesday 10 September, 2014

The Community Broadcasting Association has announced the finalists for this year's Awards.

The CBAA Awards are designed to promote excellence and to encourage and assist community broadcasters. They acknowledge the accomplishments of stations in their programs, initiatives or practices that increase their station’s capabilities or improve the services offered to their community.

Politicians hear the number one reason why people listen to community radio

Friday 05 September, 2014
60 politicians and representatives from the Community Broadcasting sector gathered in Parliament House Canberra this week to talk about community broadcasting. 

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull was quick to sing the praises of the community sector.

He mentioned the valuable diversity and localism the sector provides, its capacity to service communities inadequately catered for by the mainstream media and its place as a vital component of the broadcasting world. 
 

CBAA's new brand identity

Wednesday 13 August, 2014

The Community Broadcasting Association has unveiled a new logo and brand identity.

The logo is one part of a new organisation-wide brand identity, which will extend to all aspects of the peak sector organisation's programs and activities.

The new brand aims to be "a more cohesive and professional reflection" of the organisation's services, benefits and programs. The CBAA website has been revamped to reflect the new look.

Indexation freeze carves $3 million hole in community broadcast funding

Thursday 07 August, 2014

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann this week revealed the impact of the May Federal Budget's indexation freeze on community broadcasters.
 
The freezing of the indexation to the Community Broadcasting Program means that Federal Government contributions to the sector will be $3.093 million less over four years than it would have been if indexation was applied.

Griffith University awarded CBF tender contract to review community broadcast training

Monday 21 July, 2014

The CBF Board has appointed Griffith University to undertake a review of the community broadcasting sector’s National Training Program.

Griffith University's Associate Professor of Journalism Susan Forde will lead the university's review team. 

The review will take a broad training industry focus, and will assess current Australian Government policy on training initiatives. It will aim recommend how the National Training Project can optimise future opportunities for training in the community broadcasting sector.

​Community Radio mobilises members to oppose government cuts

Wednesday 07 May, 2014

The CBAA and the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) are encouraging their members to email the Treasurer Joe Hockey, before the federal budget is brought down, urging him to maintain funding for the community radio sector.

So far, more than 5,000 emails have been sent to Mr Hockey.

Fearing deep budget cuts, the Commit to Community Radio Campaign which, according to it’s website, has already amassed over 45,000 supporters.

Audit Commission's complete lack of understanding: Adrian Basso

Friday 02 May, 2014

Responding to the Audit Commission's recommendation to cut community radio funding, CBAA President Adrian Basso says such a move will put stations right across the country at serious risk and cripple the community broadcasting sector's operations.
 

Abolish Community Broadcasting grants says Audit Commisssion

Friday 02 May, 2014

The Audit Commissison has specifically identified the Community Broadcasting program as an area to be "abolished or merged."

In Section 8 of the report the Audit Commisssion says: "The Commonwealth spent about $22 billion on around 500 grants programmes in 2012 13. The Commission recommends significant changes be made to the administration of the Commonwealth's grant programmes."

Dan Sultan appointed as first Community Radio Amrap Ambassador

Wednesday 02 April, 2014

The CBAA’s music initiative Amrap has appointed musician Dan Sultan as the first Community Radio Amrap Ambassador. The new Ambassador program will recognise Australian artists who are consistently supported by community radio through Amrap.

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