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Broadcasting during natural disasters: CBAA Conference

Saturday 31 October, 2020

In a CBAA Conference session on emergency broadcasting, hosted by Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, four stations shared their experiences and advice.


Gordon Waters, the station manager of Braidwood FM talked about the recent bush fires in his station’s listening area. “People still come up and tell us how important we were to them during that time.”

His advice is to establish contact with your local emergency services, “they were the lifeline of the information we gave out.”

Having difficult conversations: CBAA Conference

Saturday 31 October, 2020


Dr Julie Crabtree, a psychologist from Zebra Psychology discussed the five styles that people bring to conflict in this morning's CBAA Conference session.

Constructive journalism: Responding to an excess of sensationalism in today's news culture

Friday 30 October, 2020

Ulrik Haagerup Founder & CEO, Constructive Institute presented a Power Session on constructive journalism at this years virtual CBAA Conference.

Local news is a hook for people to listen: Ian Cole CBAA Conference

Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Two years ago, Bourke community station 2WEB saved the local newspaper from closure and now operates The Western Herald along with its radio station.

Chairman Ian Cole told the CBAA Conference that local news has become more important that ever as other media companies pull away from local reporting.

Community radio is as important a part of the economy as of society: CBAA Conference

Wednesday 28 October, 2020

President of the Community Broadcasting Foundation, Ian Hamm has welcomed participants to this year’s CBAA virtual conference, reflecting on a “year like no other”
In a year that has not only been a challenge for the broadcasting community, but Australia as a whole, with bushfires, a drought and now a pandemic and the possibility of floods at the end of the year, he says that “this year has shown the real value of community broadcasting”

Psychological safety and duty of care of broadcasters during disasters: CBAA Conference

Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Dr Cait McMahon, Dart Centre, Asia Pacific has presented a workshop at this years CBAA conference on the possible trauma that can be suffered by volunteers covering disasters such as fire, floods or pandemics.

With increasing pressure on media, including community radio stations, to be in the “eye of the storm”, and greater expectations from the community, it can be easy to lose sight of the dual roles of volunteers who are both community members and reporters.

This has been the toughest year ever: 2020 CBAA Conference

Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, has opened the 2020 CBAA Virtual Conference by acknowledging the great work of community radio across Australia, especially in regional areas.

The CBAA adds more sessions for the 2020 conference

Wednesday 14 October, 2020

The CBAA have added two more workshops to this year’s virtual CBAA Conference.

What do the best radio shows have to become successful?

Tuesday 13 October, 2020
What is it that makes radio shows popular, accessible to their audiences and therefore successful?
Abe Killian from the CBAA is hosting a workshop at this year’s CBAA conference that will be“…exploring the concept of making your show consistent, easy to maintain and entertaining.”

Abe is the Content Services Manager for the Community Radio Network (CRN)


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