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Community radio is well placed as a trusted local news source: Steve Ahern #CBAAConf

Sunday 18 November, 2018

In a media environment where public and commercial newsrooms are having their funding continuously squeezed, the community sector is well positioned to do more local news, Ahern Media and Training CEO Steve Ahern told the CBAA conference last week.

2018 Community Radio Awards: Full Winners List

Sunday 11 November, 2018
The 2018 CBAA Community Radio Awards were presented last night on the Gold Coast at the conclusion of the community broadcasting sector's annual conference.

This year, the CBAA introduced a number of new awards to its annual event, and presented 34 awards across 33 categories. The winners were diverse, and were a representation of the make-up of the sector, with recipients from a large variety of locations, sizes and communities.

Who will win a CBAA Award this year at #CBAAConf? LIVE STREAM

Saturday 10 November, 2018

radioinfo is at the CBAA Conference on the Gold Coast and will publish all the winners of the CBAA Awards later this evening.

But if you can't wait to find out who wins, watch the live stream of the awards below, provided by Channel 31.

Click here: https://www.facebook.com/CommunityBroadcasting/videos/310775499511129/

CBAA Conference kicks off at Gold Coast #CBAAConf

Friday 09 November, 2018

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia conference has officially begun today on the Gold Coast, with a welcome by President Phillip Randall (pictured) and address by Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones.

Randall emphasised that the sector is at all-time-high listenership - 5.7 million weekly listeners across Australia, which is a "result of what you [stations] do."

CBAA Awards: Full winners list

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.

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