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Sunday 12 November, 2017

CBF chief executive Ian Stanistreet was awarded the Michael Law Award for his enduring contribution to Community Radio in this year's national awards, presented tonight on the Gold Coast.

Having volunteered and worked in the sector for more than 35 years, Stanistreet is strongly committed to the philosophy and values underpinning the community broadcasting sector. He was instrumental in establishing the sector’s National Radio News, which began as a joint venture between 2MCE and 2NUR.

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.

Is community radio about the listeners or the people on air? #CBAAConf

Friday 10 November, 2017
A range of panelists from different stations took on the topic of whether community radio is about the listeners or the people on air.

Some of the points from both sides of the argument are:

“There are 21,000 staff/volunteers, but 5 million listeners, so it must be more about the listeners.”

“Each station has its own personality… some of them have multiple personalities.”

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.
 

Every human language has a word that means news: @MargaretSimons #CBAAConf

Saturday 12 November, 2016

“Citizen journalism is seen as new, but the activity is as old as human kind,”  Margaret Simons from the Centre for Advancing Journalism told a CBAA Conference session this morning.
 
“People have been committing acts of journalism for centuries by sharing news and information with each other.
 
“Every human language has a word that means news…
 

Reuse and repurpose your audio #CBAAConf

Saturday 12 November, 2016

The Future of Content was the first topic on day two of the CBAA Conference in Melbourne.
 
Four speakers shared their thoughts about the future of content.
 
James Cridland
 
Of all the new ways of delivering content, podcasting will be one of the most important platforms in the future.
 
You should make the most of your content. Reuse it and repurpose it for many platforms.
 

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