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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.  

NAIDOC Week prison radio on 3CR is 18

Monday 08 July, 2019

Beyond the Bars, Australia’s only live prison radio broadcast series, giving a voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates in Victorian jails, celebrates it’s 18th year on 3CR.

Early Bird Registration is now available for the CBAA Conference

Friday 07 June, 2019

Engagement and participation, governance, content creation and technical streams will be the workshops be covered over two big days at the 2019 CBAA Conference in October, from 24 - 27 October at the Pullman on the Park, Melbourne.
The CBAA conference is an opportunity for community broadcasters to:

Ian Hamm appointed President of the CBF

Wednesday 15 May, 2019

The Community Broadcasting Foundation has announced that Ian Hamm will join their Board as the new President, following the retirement of Peter Batchelor at the end of June.

The CBAA gets good news from Google

Wednesday 27 March, 2019

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is one of 23 winners in the Google News Initiative (GNI) Asia Pacific Innovation Challenge.
Selected from 215 applicants across the region, the CBAA is one of five Australian winners. 
The CBAA’s project is focused on digital philanthropy and digital content in community radio news and will receive a share of the total $3.2 million funding pool.


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