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Amrap has a new website to better support Aussie talent

Wednesday 06 May, 2020

The CBAA has unveiled the new Amrap website giving broadcasters and artists easier navigation, searching and functionality and more importantly, greater connectivity.

The Australian Music Radio Airplay Project is a CBAA initiative made possible with the assistance of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications via the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

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.
 

Applications for the COVID-19 Quick Response Grant open today

Tuesday 21 April, 2020

The COVID-19 Quick Response Grant for community radio stations, announced by CBF President Ian Hamm last week, opens today.
 
This grant the first in a series of measures to help support community stations manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and is a one-off opportunity for stations to access funds to help maintain operations under COVID-19 social distancing requirements.
 

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.

Drought affected community radio stations need urgent assistance

Thursday 17 October, 2019

While CRA has reported a 10.2% dip in advertising for commercial metropolitan stations, and then SCA advising sharholders of an expected revenue drop across their radio and TV networks, some community radio stations in drought affected areas are now really beginning to feel the pinch.

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.  

Community broadcasting a valuable service... but no long term funding guarantees

Friday 30 May, 2014

The Department of Communications is responding to letters written by community broadcasting supporters who feared that funding would be cut in the recent budget.

While the official letters are initially positive, they do leave the door open for "further consideration" of cuts.

One of the response letters, obtained by radioinfo, reads:

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