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Pitching ideas, managing chaos and inspiring talent: Masterclasses at #RDE18

Monday 19 March, 2018

Three specialist masterclasses at RadioDays Europe today delivered hints about people management, technological responsiveness and pitching program ideas.
 
The hints go beyond their immediate applications and offer good ideas that can be applied in a range of areas.
 
Trust is a big factor when coaching talent, advised Travis Kemp (pictured below), a psychologist from Australia.
 

CBAA Awards: Full winners list

Sunday 12 November, 2017

CBF chief executive Ian Stanistreet was awarded the Michael Law Award for his enduring contribution to Community Radio in this year's national awards, presented tonight on the Gold Coast.

Having volunteered and worked in the sector for more than 35 years, Stanistreet is strongly committed to the philosophy and values underpinning the community broadcasting sector. He was instrumental in establishing the sector’s National Radio News, which began as a joint venture between 2MCE and 2NUR.

Community Radio is so important for performing artists: James Blundell #CBAAConf

Saturday 11 November, 2017
"The importance of community radio can't be overestimated in the success of country music in Australia," James Blundell has told the CBAA Conference in Queensland.

"Community radio announcers have longevity, I know they know my music and I have talked to them over many years, so when one of my songs gets played on community radio I know the announcers will help me build my fan base."

Build community around your podcast to make it successful #CBAAConf

Saturday 11 November, 2017

Almost 30% of Aussies between 18-54 have listened to a podcast.

Trevor Long, Melanie Withnall and Nic Healey hosted a panel about podcasting at the CBAA Conference on the Gold Coast, exploring the pros and cons of the medium.

Podcasts in Australia don’t make lots of money, but they are gradually becoming more popular and the successful ones are beginning to generate small incomes for their producers.

Video increasingly important for radio broadcasters: Chris Dredge #CBAAConf

Friday 10 November, 2017
At this year's CBAA Conference, exhibitor Pacific Live Media brought along a Tricaster video switcher as well as its usual range of radio equipment.

Why video?

Because vision is becoming increasingly important for radio broadcasters in this multiplatform world, according to Chris Dredge.

Along with the video switcher, Pacific Live Media was also displaying Klotz radio desks and digital radio equipment.

Moving from the left brain world to the right brain world: Tania de Jong #CBAAConf

Friday 10 November, 2017
Creativity and community will be two very important elements of our society as we move into the future, according to Tania de Jong, keynote speaker at today’s CBAA Conference.

Tania de Jong is an inspirational speaker, singer, business woman and social entrepreneur who has founded a number of successful businesses and charity ventures that promote social inclusion.

“The left side of our brain is logical and factual. Often we are overwhelmed by this side.

Recognition of the important work you do: Communications Minister Fifield #CBAAConf

Friday 10 November, 2017
In a recorded address to the CBAA Conference, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield recognised the "thousands of dedicated volunteers across the country" who work in the community radio sector.

"The Turnbull government is a very strong supporter of the community broadcasting sector... We have increased investment in community radio by $6.1 million over the next two years. This additional support os recognition of the important work community broadcasters do across Australia.

Gold Coast hosts 2017 #CBAAConf

Thursday 09 November, 2017

The Gold Coast will play host to hundreds of community radio broadcasters for the next few days as broadcasters converge on the iconic Queensland holiday destination to discuss future trends on radio, important issues for the community sector, funding, regulation and more.

Recent political moves around media reform have leveraged some additional government funding for the sector for specific projects, which will be outlined at the conference, beginning tomorrow morning.
 

The challenges of journalism in a dangerous world #RadioAlive2017

Monday 16 October, 2017

In Australia, news is valued and journalism enjoys professional respect. But it’s not like that everywhere.
 
Speaking at Radio Alive 2017 Steve Ahern discussed the challenges of journalism in a dangerous world.
 
Alongside radioinfo, Steve also runs Ahern Media and Training, specialising in broadcast training, curriculum development and new media which has taken him to some of the ‘media-dark’ countries in the world including Afghanistan.
 

Media Reforms are good for the future: CEOs at #RadioAlive2017

Friday 13 October, 2017

Now that the media laws reforms have passed the Senate and look set to pass the House of Reps next week, media CEOs are all thinkinng about how things will change.

They discussed the possible deals and implications of the reforms in a panel session at Radfio Alive today:

SCA’s Grant Blackley: These changes give the industry a chance to consider mergers and acquisitions that have not been possible for 20 years. We are all wondering what will be the benefits and challenges of that. Potentially there will be some consolidation.

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