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Gold Coast hosts 2017 #CBAAConf

Thursday 09 November, 2017

The Gold Coast will play host to hundreds of community radio broadcasters for the next few days as broadcasters converge on the iconic Queensland holiday destination to discuss future trends on radio, important issues for the community sector, funding, regulation and more.

Recent political moves around media reform have leveraged some additional government funding for the sector for specific projects, which will be outlined at the conference, beginning tomorrow morning.

Early bird rate for CBAA conference extended

Thursday 31 August, 2017

CBAA Community Radio Conference Early has extended its early bird rate until Sunday.

Register now and save $110 before next Monday.

This year, the program is filled with special guest speakers and workshop sessions. 

Keynote: Voices of Innovation - The Power of Positive Human Collisions

In community radio, every voice matters. Tania de Jong, knows this too and is passionate about the power of voices working together.

Community radio producing more local content and diversity than other stations CBAA tells Senate Inquiry

Tuesday 22 August, 2017
Community Broadcasting Association CEO Jon Bisset has told the Senate Inquiry into Public Interest Journalism, "community radio is producing more local content compared to other sectors... we play more local music and support a greater diversity."

"With the likely reduction of media ownership, community services are going to get more important as time goes on."

Community radio listening reaches new heights

Wednesday 12 July, 2017

The latest listener survey for Australia's community radio sector shows the highest national listenership on record – 5.362m listeners per week.
The survey also shows an increase in people listening to community radio exclusively each week, now up to 5%.
"This new record listenership figure reflects the value that Australians place on community radio and its role in providing locally produced, diverse content and a voice for under-represented communities.

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
KIm Napier

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.


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