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What will Community Broadcasting look like in 2035 #CBAAconf

Saturday 14 November, 2015

Day two of the conference kicked off with a vibrant discussion around the idea of Community Broadcasting and what it might look like in 20 years time.

CBAA Head of Marketing and Engagement, Tahlia Azaria began the discussion with her predictions of what the future looks like for the community broadcasting sector declaring that in 2035 community broadcasting would be redefined, but it will continue to be different to other forms of media.

National Features and Documentary Series #CBAAconf

Friday 13 November, 2015

The first session after lunch at today's CBAA Conferrence was a listening showcase highlighting the audio that has been produced for the National Features and Documentaries series this year. 

Earlier this year Producers were invited to submit their idea for a feature or documentary and, after receiving many excellent submissions, 12 individuals were chosen to undertake mentoring and training with the Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO) to bring their idea to fruition.

We are a credible force in the media landscape: Adrian Basso at #CBAAConf

Friday 13 November, 2015
The community radio sector's annual conference has begun in Terrigal NSW today, with opening comments from Communications Minister Mitch Fifield.

"With thousands of volunteers, community broadcasting is providing an opportunity for everyone to be part of a community... to access media and to start their careers...

"The government recognises the important part community broadcasting plays in our society and in the media landscape and acknowledges the important role of volunteeers," said Fifield.


IRIS digital radio service for print-handicapped launches in Perth

Wednesday 16 September, 2015

A new digital Radio service for the Print Handicapped (RPH) has been launched in Perth, returning radio reading services to those in the community with a print disability.

The service, called IRIS Perth, is part of a suite of free-to-access Perth community digital radio services. IRIS, is restoring a radio reading service for the local blind and low vision community.

New PPCA music licensing agreement for CBAA members

Wednesday 26 August, 2015

The CBAA has finalised a new PPCA music licensing agreement for CBAA members.

In addition to existing rights to broadcast sound recordings, the new licence includes an option for a simulcast licence if your station also streams its broadcasts online. The formatting of the PPCA licence has also been updated and modernised.

The CBAA member benefit regarding PPCA licensing continues under this new agreement, ensuring that CBAA members are provided with a lower rate for licence fees in comparison to a community radio broadcaster that isn't a CBAA member.

Changes at CBAA

Thursday 30 July, 2015

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia has announced a number of changes effective today.  This decision follows strategic planning undertaken in 2014, with the new structure designed to better leverage expertise and knowledge-sharing to support the CBAA in its capability building and sector leadership roles.

Key personnel updates include:

Radio to plan digital extension to regional Australia

Wednesday 08 July, 2015

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has released a report which recommends establishing a Digital Radio Planning Committee for regional Australia, chaired by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

CBAA Conference Scholarship program

Monday 06 July, 2015

The CBAA is offering 15 scholarships valued at almost $1,100 each for community radio station representatives to attend this year's conference.

Federal budget 'chipping away' at community radio funding

Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Community Radio president Adrian Basso is disappointed in some of the budget measures announced last night.

The community sector is worried about the "pause" on community funding and is also concerned about whether legislation to protect journalists will extend to community broadcasters.
 

Community radio listeners close to 5 million

Friday 17 April, 2015

Research released today shows that 1 in 4 Australians are tuning into community radio each week, and the reason it seems is "local, local, local".

According to the latest Community Radio National Listener Survey, released by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, people are spending an average of 17 hours each week listening to community radio, with the majority of listeners describing community radio services as valuable.

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