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CBAA launches its program for the 2020 virtual conference

Tuesday 22 September, 2020

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia has launched the program for its upcoming 2020 CBAA Conference, featuring a host of local and international sector thought leaders across a four-day program, running from Wednesday, 28 October to Saturday, 31 October.
 
Chief Executive Officer Jon Bisset, says, “The Conference will be more accessible to the community radio sector than ever before and it’s our hope that everyone, including Board Members, staff, program makers and other volunteers, will join us online.

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.
 

Community radio gave 'granular level' local information during bushfires: Senate Inquiry

Thursday 13 August, 2020

Speaking at the Senate Finance and Administration Committee hearing into the bushfires this week, Braidwood FM station manager Gordon Waters praised the work of his station's volunteers and asked for more recognition of the role community radio plays in emergencies.

"For listeners in our area we were the only source of information from the ground," said Waters.

The CBAA Community Radio Awards are back for 2020

Wednesday 20 May, 2020

The CBAA 2020 Community Radio Awards open today.
 
The last twelve months has had its challenges for community broadcasters, from the intensity of the Black Summer Australia to the rolling nature of COVID-19.
 
These events have pushed community stations, staff, and volunteers, whether because fire has damaged equipment, or they have suddenly found their entire team creating content and broadcasting from home.
 

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.
 

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