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Community Radio is so important for performing artists: James Blundell #CBAAConf

Saturday 11 November, 2017
"The importance of community radio can't be overestimated in the success of country music in Australia," James Blundell has told the CBAA Conference in Queensland.

"Community radio announcers have longevity, I know they know my music and I have talked to them over many years, so when one of my songs gets played on community radio I know the announcers will help me build my fan base."

Build community around your podcast to make it successful #CBAAConf

Saturday 11 November, 2017

Almost 30% of Aussies between 18-54 have listened to a podcast.

Trevor Long, Melanie Withnall and Nic Healey hosted a panel about podcasting at the CBAA Conference on the Gold Coast, exploring the pros and cons of the medium.

Podcasts in Australia don’t make lots of money, but they are gradually becoming more popular and the successful ones are beginning to generate small incomes for their producers.

Video increasingly important for radio broadcasters: Chris Dredge #CBAAConf

Friday 10 November, 2017
At this year's CBAA Conference, exhibitor Pacific Live Media brought along a Tricaster video switcher as well as its usual range of radio equipment.

Why video?

Because vision is becoming increasingly important for radio broadcasters in this multiplatform world, according to Chris Dredge.

Along with the video switcher, Pacific Live Media was also displaying Klotz radio desks and digital radio equipment.

Moving from the left brain world to the right brain world: Tania de Jong #CBAAConf

Friday 10 November, 2017
Creativity and community will be two very important elements of our society as we move into the future, according to Tania de Jong, keynote speaker at today’s CBAA Conference.

Tania de Jong is an inspirational speaker, singer, business woman and social entrepreneur who has founded a number of successful businesses and charity ventures that promote social inclusion.

“The left side of our brain is logical and factual. Often we are overwhelmed by this side.

Recognition of the important work you do: Communications Minister Fifield #CBAAConf

Friday 10 November, 2017
In a recorded address to the CBAA Conference, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield recognised the "thousands of dedicated volunteers across the country" who work in the community radio sector.

"The Turnbull government is a very strong supporter of the community broadcasting sector... We have increased investment in community radio by $6.1 million over the next two years. This additional support os recognition of the important work community broadcasters do across Australia.

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.

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