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ACMA finds 2VTR not doing enough to encourage community participation

Tuesday 20 October, 2015

2VTR, communtiy radio station in Windsor, NSW has been issued remedial directions from the Australian Communications and Media Authority after it was found to be in breach of a licence condition requiring it to encourage community participation in the operations of the station.

This licence condition is a key point of difference between community broadcasting services and other categories of broadcasting service.

Technorama scheduled for Sydney in May

Saturday 21 March, 2015

Technorama is a grass-roots movement created to support technologists from Community Radio Stations all over Australia.  

At the Technorama gathering each year, technologists meet and talk to share stories and experiences about their stations to help benefit others in the sector.

Technorama 2015 will be held at the Dougherty Community Centre in Chatswood, from 22 - 24 May.
 

Community Radio’s increased value in WA

Thursday 23 October, 2014

The CBAA National Listener Survey for June 2014 has been released, revealing a strong increase in community radio listenership in non-metro areas of WA.
 
Not only are an estimated 10,000 more people tuning into community stations per week since 2012, the hours spent listening have increased from 10.8 to 13.2.
 
Listeners strongly value the local information and news services the stations provide as well as the local voices and personalities they air and the sense of involvement they inspire.
 

Take a peek behind the scenes of a community radio station with a difference

Friday 29 August, 2014

Community radio station 2RRR in Ryde, Sydney, is opening it's doors this Sunday 31 August.

Get a glimpse behind the scenes of a community radio station with a difference.

2RRR community radio was started by local residents in the mid-eighties and not only broadcasts a wide range of music genres, it also compiles and releases CDs of specialist music tied in with station programs, one featuring Australian heavy metal and another featuring Gothic Rock.

Vale Gavin Jones

Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Deadly Sounds founder Gavin Jones has died aged 47.

The Deadly Sounds radio show spawned a magazine, tv show and the renowned Deadly Awards, which all aimed at developing positive vibes for aboriginal people by highlighting role models in the community.

Jones was found dead at his farm in Goulburn after recently learning that government funding of the organisation he founded had been cut. There are no suspicious circumstances.

Charities asking for too many freebies?

Thursday 12 June, 2014

Australian radio stations take their role in providing free public awareness campaigns seriously, but are they being taken for a ride by well funded charities asking for too much free airtime?
 

2WEB to launch new morning show

Thursday 17 April, 2014

Outback Radio 2WEB is launching a new show Outback Mornings, taking over the satellite feed from 2UE since 1996, when John Laws had the shift. In a world where syndicated regional radio seems to be the norm, 2WEB believe it will provide a serious local alternative.

Graham Webb celebrates 60 years of broadcasting

Thursday 27 February, 2014

Today broadcaster Graham 'Webby' Webb is celebrating 60 years on air.
 
The former telegram boy got his break playing harmonica on Terry Dear’s “Australia’s Amateur Hour” on 2UW on this day in 1954 and was immediately struck by the radio bug. His next appearance was on 2UE’s Rumpus Room compered by Howard Craven.
 

Community Radio has 5.2 million listeners a week

Tuesday 05 November, 2013

The latest Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) National Listener Survey shows audience share for Australian community radio is expanding, with an average 29 per cent of all radio listeners tuning in each week.

Conducted by McNair Ingenuity Research, the 2013 survey is the sixth the CBAA has commissioned since 2004 and the first in a new bi-annual (six-monthly) format. The CBAA will officially release the Listener Survey at its annual conference, to be held at The Menzies in Sydney, November 14-17.

SYN's new schedule: there'll be fries with that

Monday 07 October, 2013

Youth run community broadcaster SYN Media has added twenty five new radio shows to its grid for the final radio season of the year.
Programming at SYN rotates every three months to give as many young people as possible the opportunity to make radio.
 
Among the highlights this season are:

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