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Last chance to enter CRN Segments and be paid

Friday 23 September, 2016
Applications for the current round of CRN Segments (4) are closing on 30 September. 
Segments is a content development initiative and an opportunity for community radio producers to create a short content series for national distribution via the Community Radio Network, and be paid for their work.

Campaign gains momentum

Thursday 16 June, 2016

Thousands of community radio listeners, volunteers and supporters have petitioned against the Coalition Government’s decision to cut $1.4 million per annum to the sector’s digital service. 

The Keep Community Radio now has over 52,000 signatures. 

The Day of Action, #keepcommunity radio trended on Twitter and almost 90,000 people were talking about it on Facebook.

With just a few weeks until the election the campaign continues with a focus directly on MPs in marginal seats.

Labor promises funding to community digital radio

Thursday 02 June, 2016

Labor has outlined it's commitment to community radio in an election campaign funding announcement today.

It comes as the CBAA begins its campaign to "Keep the Community in Radio" to restore digital radio transmission funding, to ensure that community radio is not trapped in an analog ghetto while other broadcasters go digital.

That campaign follows the announcement of cuts to community digital radio funding in the Federal Government's recent budget.

2016 CBAA Conference: Introducing the first speaker

Tuesday 17 May, 2016

What does positive change look like and how can it be led successfully? Who is holding back change in your station and who is driving it forward?

This year’s CBAA Conference will see Holly Ransom take the stage to explore the state of flux we find ourselves in and the challenges that change poses to us as community broadcasters, as not for profit organisations and as a sector that plays such a huge role in nurturing Australia’s open society, strong democracy and vibrant culture

The CBAA launches campaign to Keep Community Radio on digital

Friday 06 May, 2016
Following on from our story earlier this week on the cuts to community digital radio funding in the Federal Government's budget, the CBAA has begun their campaign Keep the Community in Radio to restore digital radio transmission funding to ensure that community radio is not trapped in a analog ghetto while other broadcasters go digital.

CBAA CEO Jon Bissett spoke to 2ser's Daily Program this morning about the funding issue.

Government 'takes Community out of Radio' in digital radio funding cut

Wednesday 04 May, 2016

The CBAA has responded to the Federal Budget saying that it has failed to maintain funding for metropolitan community digital radio services in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, and has "taken the community out of radio."

NEMBC calls for clarity in public statements

Friday 01 April, 2016

The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council (NEMBC) has called for honesty in the dispute over the Community Broadcasting Foundation’s "radical changes" to its funding and governance model.

The call is due to the CBAA's recent statements claiming that broadcasters are united in support of the CBF’s changes.

"This is clearly not the case," says the NEMBC.

NEMBC President Dr Tangi Steen says: 

Community Broadcasting sector bodies state their support for CBF changes

Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Following on from our recent reports about the continuing dispute between the NEMBC and the CBF, the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and others in the community broadcasting sector have come out to openly support the changes that have been proposed for the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF). 

CBAA Award Nominations now open

Tuesday 29 March, 2016

The CBAA Community Radio Awards celebrate excellence in community radio programming by recognising achievements in broadcasting nationally. Entries for this year's awards are now open and can be entered under the following categories:

Community and public radio at vivid ideas

Thursday 17 March, 2016
Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, will this year put a spotlight on the role of community and public radio during the Vivid Ideas program. 
It will discuss the role of public radio in unlocking creative potential of Australian communities by sharing diverse voices in interesting ways, connecting community members and building a distinctly Australian media culture. 


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