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Changes at CBAA

Thursday 30 July, 2015

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia has announced a number of changes effective today.  This decision follows strategic planning undertaken in 2014, with the new structure designed to better leverage expertise and knowledge-sharing to support the CBAA in its capability building and sector leadership roles.

Key personnel updates include:

Radio to plan digital extension to regional Australia

Wednesday 08 July, 2015

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has released a report which recommends establishing a Digital Radio Planning Committee for regional Australia, chaired by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

CBAA Conference Scholarship program

Monday 06 July, 2015

The CBAA is offering 15 scholarships valued at almost $1,100 each for community radio station representatives to attend this year's conference.

Federal budget 'chipping away' at community radio funding

Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Community Radio president Adrian Basso is disappointed in some of the budget measures announced last night.

The community sector is worried about the "pause" on community funding and is also concerned about whether legislation to protect journalists will extend to community broadcasters.

Community radio listeners close to 5 million

Friday 17 April, 2015

Research released today shows that 1 in 4 Australians are tuning into community radio each week, and the reason it seems is "local, local, local".

According to the latest Community Radio National Listener Survey, released by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, people are spending an average of 17 hours each week listening to community radio, with the majority of listeners describing community radio services as valuable.

Community radio network commissioning new content segments

Tuesday 17 March, 2015

The Community Radio Network, CBAA’s national program distribution service, is seeking short series for distribution to stations for drop-in use during magazine programming.

The work is open to to community radio broadcasters or producers and requires permission from one’s station to participate. It gives presenters and producers a chance to flex their creative thinking, develop production skills, and share radio content on a national platform.

$500 payments will be made on delivery of a 10-pt series of segments

Last chance to enter National Features and Documentary Series

Wednesday 11 March, 2015

The National Features and Documentary Series is a CBAA run competition to encourage storytelling from new and emerging producers around Australia.

Any supporter of an Australian community radio station can submit one 28 minute radio feature or documentary here.

Selected candidates will receive mentoring and training from the Community Media Training Organisation at no cost and be paid for bringing your feature or documentary idea to fruition. 

CBAA launches new website

Thursday 26 February, 2015

CBAA has launched a new website, reducing clutter on the homepage and breaking the site up into the categories of broadcasters, listeners and musicians.

The website is laid out in a tiled format with slick new graphics and easier navigation.

Along with the website launch, CBAA has introduced new member benefits including free HR support, discounted ArtsHub memberships and discounted Pro Bono Australia services.

CBAA's new strategic plan

Thursday 26 February, 2015

The Community Broadcasting Association has released a new strategic plan which aims to "champion community broadcasting by building stations’ capability and creating a healthy environment for the sector to thrive."

The CBAA's strategic plan focuses on serving "the 5 million people that listen to community radio across Australia each week, the 22,000 people that give their time to their local station as volunteers and the dedicated staff that push more than 400 stations to serve their communities even better."

The plan has three strategic priotities:

Sponsorship and fundraising: How to do it better in Community Radio #CBAAconf

Saturday 08 November, 2014

For community radio, sponsorship and fundraising are vital to keep the station on air.

At the CBAA Conference yesterday we heard from Matt Balogh and Christian Geilen of McNair Ingenuity Research, who took us through ways to use the National Listener Survey to best advantage.
The National Listener Survey data provides the sector with two viewpoints from the same data pool.


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