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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”
 

Jo Curtin joins a panel for this year's CBAA Conference

Friday 09 October, 2020
CEO of the Community Broadcasting Foundation, Jo Curtin, will be part of a panel session discussing the opportunities for stations at this year’s CBAA Conference.
 
Jo says, “If 2020 has shown us anything, it has shown that we need community broadcasting now more than ever before.”

The CBAA Conference takes place as a virtual event across a four-day program, running from Wednesday, 28 October to Saturday, 31 October.

CBAA gets funding to support community radio’s transition to multiplatform delivery

Thursday 24 September, 2020

The Community Broadcasting Foundation will provide support over the next four years for the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia to assist community radio’s transition to multiplatform delivery.

CBAA gets funding to extend mental health awareness on community airwaves

Thursday 10 September, 2020

Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day and R U OK Day?, Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced the extension of funding for the CBAA’s National Suicide Prevention Project, as part of the Australian Government’s Department of Health’s National Suicide Prevention and Leadership Support Program.
 

You could save a life: Suicide first aid skills for everyday Australians

Thursday 10 September, 2020

Kim Borrowdale is a communications specialist who lends her expertise to socially conscious organisations, many of these in the mental health and suicide prevention sector. As Director of Community Broadcasting Foundation Kim is particularly passionate about supporting the community media to thrive.

 
She shares some of what she has learned in this article for radioinfo. 

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.

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