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What are the top five reasons Australians say they listen to community radio?

Thursday 15 June, 2017

The Community Broadcasting Station Census is a comprehensive report into the activities of stations in the Australian community radio sector. The latest census covers the 2015/2016 financial year and is the eighth data collection.

The data was collected in 2016/17.

In previous years, a single census provided a snapshot of the community radio sector covering programming, program sources, finances, staffing, volunteers, subscribers, sponsorship, training and technology.

You’re invited to lead a radio workshop at the CBAA annual conference

Tuesday 30 May, 2017

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is inviting submissions from those interested in running a workshop at its annual conference.

Being held on the Gold Coast from 9 - 12 November, it is seen as the premier event for community broadcasting and the sector's largest annual gathering.

CBAA CEO to present at Technorama

Friday 12 May, 2017

Technorama, the conference supporting technologists in community broadcasting has revealed some of the topics to be covered next month at TR17.
Community Radio Engineering Policy Update:
Jon Bisset  
CBAA's CEO explains the implications of the recent funding announcements and its importance for expansion of regional DAB+  Hear updates on policy activities affecting the sector's technology community, including the 800MHz bandplan amendments.

Communications Minister Fifield announces extra digital radio funding for community sector on Light FM

Thursday 04 May, 2017
"It's important that the community radio sector has certainty," said Communications Minister Mitch Fifield, announcing additional funding for community digital radio on Light FM Melbourne this morning.

"We recognise it is important that we make funding provision to ensure that this important work that community radio does can be supported and that the transition to digital radio can be supported," he told Light FM presenters Lucy and Kel.

Wilcannia: 'We are real bush radio'

Monday 27 February, 2017

Kim Napier
Recently radioinfo shared the story of Wilcannia River Radio after reporter Kim Napier called in during a road trip from Adelaide to Sydney. This is part two of Kim’s profile on the radio station that is ‘Keeping It Alive’ in the middle of the desert.


This radio station is 'Keepin it Alive' in the middle of the desert

Wednesday 15 February, 2017
In this two-part series, radioinfo's Kim Napier visited one of Australia's most remote community radio stations, spending time with the announcers and learning about their love for community broadcasting.

Need help working out what your station's training needs are?

Wednesday 08 February, 2017

The Community Media Training Organisation is presenting a webinar to explain the different ways you can apply for Community Broadcasting Foundation funds for training in 2017. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM AEDT

Join CEO, Nicola Joseph and Training Manager, Giordana Caputo, in this online session to find out how you can get FREE training at your station.

There will also be a guest from the CBF to answer any other last minute questions you have. 

Opportunity for radio producers: CRN Segments applications open

Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Community broadcasters can now apply to be part of the CBAA's CRN Segments Round 5. 
CRN Segments is an opportunity for experienced community radio broadcasters and producers to create short content for the Community Radio Network national distribution service. The segments can be used by community broadcasters from all over Australia to drop into their magazine programming.

CBAA Awards: Full winners list #CBAAConf

Saturday 12 November, 2016
Community broadcasters from across Australia gathered in Melbourne tonight for the 2016 CBAA Community Radio Awards. Winners include Rob Stewart from 8EAR Gove FM (NT) for Outstanding Volunteer Contribution and FBI Radio for Excellence in Digital Media.

Jim Parish received the award for Excellence in Technical Services.

Every human language has a word that means news: @MargaretSimons #CBAAConf

Saturday 12 November, 2016

“Citizen journalism is seen as new, but the activity is as old as human kind,”  Margaret Simons from the Centre for Advancing Journalism told a CBAA Conference session this morning.
“People have been committing acts of journalism for centuries by sharing news and information with each other.
“Every human language has a word that means news…


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