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Melanie Withnall appointed CBAA Vice President

Friday 11 December, 2015

2SER FM Managing Director Melanie Withnall has been appointed to the position of CBAA Vice President, filling the vacancy left on the board when Philip Randall was elected Chairman at the association's recent AGM.

Who was radio pioneer Charles Maclurcan?

Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Was Charles Maclurcan really Australia's first licenced broadcaster?

How we listen to radio continues to evolve but it is important to sometimes take a look back on how far we have come.

That is just what Jane Arakawa has done in a radio documentary she submitted to the CBAA's National Features and Documentaries Series.

OnAir panels and peripherals at #CBAAConf 2015

Sunday 15 November, 2015

Paul Dengate and Phil Hertenberger (pictured) displayed a range of new equipment at the 2015 CBAA Conference in Terrigal.

The company supplies products for radio stations, including:

CBAA Awards 2015: Full Winners List

Saturday 14 November, 2015

After a record number of entries, the winners of the 2015 CBAA Awards have been announced tonight at the CBAA Conference in Terrigal.

Customer service never ends: Stephen Pead at #CBAAConf

Saturday 14 November, 2015

"Too many sponsors are being lost," radioinfo columnist Stephen Pead told the CBAA Conference.

What will Community Broadcasting look like in 2035 #CBAAconf

Saturday 14 November, 2015

Day two of the conference kicked off with a vibrant discussion around the idea of Community Broadcasting and what it might look like in 20 years time.

CBAA Head of Marketing and Engagement, Tahlia Azaria began the discussion with her predictions of what the future looks like for the community broadcasting sector declaring that in 2035 community broadcasting would be redefined, but it will continue to be different to other forms of media.

National Features and Documentary Series #CBAAconf

Friday 13 November, 2015

The first session after lunch at today's CBAA Conferrence was a listening showcase highlighting the audio that has been produced for the National Features and Documentaries series this year. 

Earlier this year Producers were invited to submit their idea for a feature or documentary and, after receiving many excellent submissions, 12 individuals were chosen to undertake mentoring and training with the Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO) to bring their idea to fruition.

We are a credible force in the media landscape: Adrian Basso at #CBAAConf

Friday 13 November, 2015
The community radio sector's annual conference has begun in Terrigal NSW today, with opening comments from Communications Minister Mitch Fifield.

"With thousands of volunteers, community broadcasting is providing an opportunity for everyone to be part of a community... to access media and to start their careers...

"The government recognises the important part community broadcasting plays in our society and in the media landscape and acknowledges the important role of volunteeers," said Fifield.

IRIS digital radio service for print-handicapped launches in Perth

Wednesday 16 September, 2015

A new digital Radio service for the Print Handicapped (RPH) has been launched in Perth, returning radio reading services to those in the community with a print disability.

The service, called IRIS Perth, is part of a suite of free-to-access Perth community digital radio services. IRIS, is restoring a radio reading service for the local blind and low vision community.

New PPCA music licensing agreement for CBAA members

Wednesday 26 August, 2015

The CBAA has finalised a new PPCA music licensing agreement for CBAA members.

In addition to existing rights to broadcast sound recordings, the new licence includes an option for a simulcast licence if your station also streams its broadcasts online. The formatting of the PPCA licence has also been updated and modernised.

The CBAA member benefit regarding PPCA licensing continues under this new agreement, ensuring that CBAA members are provided with a lower rate for licence fees in comparison to a community radio broadcaster that isn't a CBAA member.


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