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The CBF has a new CEO, Jo Curtin

Wednesday 24 June, 2020

The Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) has appointed Jo Curtin as its new Chief Executive Officer.

CBF opens the COVID19 Crisis Grants today

Tuesday 28 April, 2020

The Community Broadcasting Foundation opened up the new COVID-19 Crisis Grant today.
 
This is one of a series of measures the CBF is taking to support community broadcasting organisations manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Stations and remote Indigenous broadcasting organisations are eligible to apply for up to $35,000 to offset the loss of income through sponsorships, donations and fundraising events.
 

The CBAA wants immediate government support for community radio

Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Along with many Australians, community radio services are currently facing significant challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The severity of the impact of COVID-19 is accelerating pressure on local community radio stations to find ways to deliver key broadcast services efficiently and economically, while transitioning to an entirely or partially remote content-production model.
 
It is impacting significantly on broadcasting resources, staffing and volunteers, and revenue sources in sponsorship, donations and fundraising.
 

CBF provides emergency funding for community broadcasters: COVID19

Thursday 16 April, 2020

The Community Broadcasting Fund is making emergency COVID-19 funding available to community broadcasters who are struggling in the current pandemic.

The CBF responds to the closure of Stereo974

Thursday 23 January, 2020

The recent closure of 3WRB Stereo974 has highlighted the problems some community stations have remaining financially viable while trying to service their communities and/or special interest groups.

3WRB Stereo974 closes its doors after 41 years broadcasting in Sunshine

Thursday 23 January, 2020

Melbourne community broadcaster 3WRB Stereo974 has shut down, citing a lack of available funding and support to continue operations.
 
Founded in 1978, the station operated in North Sunshine for two decades before moving to Geelong Rd, Brooklyn where it continued to broadcast until its went dark earlier this month, on January 16th.

Your work brings communities together: Terri Butler #NEMBC19 Conference

Saturday 30 November, 2019
At the opening of today’s NEMBC Conference in Brisbane, local member Terri Butler (pictured) told ethnic broadcasting delegates:

“Your leadership is important. Good leadership is in pretty poor supply around the world at the moment…

“We are meeting at a time where there is more tension and less cohesion.

WTF: Where’s the funding? Ally Newton #CBAAConf

Saturday 26 October, 2019

Ally Newton offered her audience chocolate prizes as they focused on how they could work towards the big prize of winning CBF grants for their station, at a CBAA Conference session on funding.

She began by outlining, who is the CBF and who do they fund, then discussed key principles for writing a grant.

The primary purpose of the CBF is to support community media by offering grants for content, development and operations.

Community radio reaches new heights in Canberra

Friday 20 September, 2019

Three community radio stations, ArtSound FM, 1CMS and 1WAY FM have relocated their FM transmitter site to Black Mountain near Canberra, thanks to a recent agreement struck with Broadcast Australia that will allow shared use of the antenna on Telstra Tower.

CBF seeks consultants to support community station resilience

Wednesday 31 July, 2019

The Community Broadcasting Foundation is inviting submissions from suitably qualified consultants to provide independent, expert advice and guidance on how the they can best invest in strengthening community media organisations, particularly the governance, planning, financial and technical recapitalisation capacity of these organisations.
 
Each year the CBF receives approximately $20 million via the Department of Communication and the Arts to support community radio and television broadcasting and related online activities.  

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