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​Community broadcasters opt to keep streaming, but don’t expect to pay extra

Tuesday 04 February, 2014

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) has distanced itself from the decision by commercial radio operators to cease streaming their simulcasts of local radio programs in regional markets.

In a communiqué to its members the CBAA stated: This action taken by some regional commercial broadcasters has no bearing on discussions between the community broadcasting sector and the PPCA. Community broadcasters should continue to simulcast online via their current streaming services.

Disappointing: Federal Government cuts to community broadcasting

Wednesday 18 December, 2013

The community broadcasting sector has recieved bad news today to learn $2.5 million in federal funds for community based transmitting services has been cut by the new Government. The cuts affect community radio and television transmission services.

Cut in yesterday’s Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, the funding was initially allocated in May 2013 to help communities in regional and remote Australia switch to the Viewer Access Satellite Television service at the end of 2013.

CBAA releases full 2013 conference schedule

Wednesday 13 November, 2013

This Friday marks the beginning of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia's (CBAA) 2013 CBAA Conference. Today, the CBAA has released the full schedule for the 3-day community broadcasting orientated series to be held at The Menzies in Sydney.

Friday's schedule includes:

Keynote address with Keynote Speaker Gretel Killeen

Community Radio has 5.2 million listeners a week

Tuesday 05 November, 2013

The latest Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) National Listener Survey shows audience share for Australian community radio is expanding, with an average 29 per cent of all radio listeners tuning in each week.

Conducted by McNair Ingenuity Research, the 2013 survey is the sixth the CBAA has commissioned since 2004 and the first in a new bi-annual (six-monthly) format. The CBAA will officially release the Listener Survey at its annual conference, to be held at The Menzies in Sydney, November 14-17.

CBAA Awards finalists and more conference announcements

Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Over the weekend Brisbane hosted the 2013 Commercial Radio Awards and now it’s community radio’s turn to recognise the community sector's diversity and talent. Full CBAA Award finalists list below.
In November the CBAA is hosting the 2013 CBAA Conference in Sydney.


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