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Edge Radio gains access to DAB+ service in Hobart

Monday 09 December, 2019

Youth broadcaster, and community radio station, Edge Radio, will be allowed to provide a DAB+ digital radio service in Hobart despite being in the RA3 licence area for the city.

Digital radio services are usually identical to commercial radio licence areas, and, generally, for a community radio broadcasting licensee to be eligible to provide digital radio services, it must either hold an RA1 Licence for the planned relevant commercial radio licence area, or have its licence area deemed to be the same as the commercial radio licence area.

Community Broadcasting continues to grow: CBAA AGM

Saturday 26 October, 2019
Attendees at the CBAA AGM have heard that community radio in Australia has continued to grow in strength in the past 12 months with over 5.9 million listeners weekly and over 24,000 volunteers helping to provide services.

The CBAA now supports and is supported by over 300 member stations, representing 90% of the permanently licensed community broadcasters.

Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians through community radio partnership

Wednesday 11 September, 2019

The CBAA has received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and will partner with First Nations Media Australia on a new initiative to raise the profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists by helping to share their songs and stories.
 

Paul Fletcher replaces Mitch Fifield as Communicatons Minister

Monday 27 May, 2019

The radio industry has welcomed the appointment of Paul Fletcher as the new Federal Minister for Communications, Cybersafety and the Arts in the Morrison Government.

2019 CBAA Community Radio Award entries close next week

Friday 24 May, 2019

The CBAA Community Radio Awards will close at 5pm next Wednesday, 29 May 2019 with the winners announced in October.

Each year CBAA produce an Awards program offering an inspiring snapshot of the achievements of stations with programs, initiatives or practices that have increased their capability and improved the services offered to their communities. 

CBAA radio awards are now open for nomination

Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Community radio’s national awards are open for entries, giving broadcasters the opportunity to receive recognition across 30+ categories in 2019.
 
The CBAA’s CEO, Jon Bisset says the CBAA Community Radio Awards offer an inspiring snapshot of the achievements of stations with programs, initiatives or practices that have increased their capability and improved the services offered to their communities.
 

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.
 

2018 Community Radio Awards: Full Winners List

Sunday 11 November, 2018
The 2018 CBAA Community Radio Awards were presented last night on the Gold Coast at the conclusion of the community broadcasting sector's annual conference.

This year, the CBAA introduced a number of new awards to its annual event, and presented 34 awards across 33 categories. The winners were diverse, and were a representation of the make-up of the sector, with recipients from a large variety of locations, sizes and communities.

CBAA gets funding to extend Suicide Prevention program for 2 years

Wednesday 03 October, 2018

The CBAA’s contribution to suicide prevention has been acknowledged by the Federal Government as one of fifteen highly respected organisations to receive funding for its role for the suicide prevention sector, with funding now extended for another two years.

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