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'Disappointing' news for two community stations that will go dark

Monday 28 August, 2017

Two community radio operations today have joined a small group of stations to have lost their licences in Australia.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority had cancelled the licences of only six other stations in the past, with Hawkesbury Radio 2VTR and Rhema Radio 4MIG Mt Isa now added to the list.

Who was radio pioneer Charles Maclurcan?

Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Was Charles Maclurcan really Australia's first licenced broadcaster?

How we listen to radio continues to evolve but it is important to sometimes take a look back on how far we have come.

That is just what Jane Arakawa has done in a radio documentary she submitted to the CBAA's National Features and Documentaries Series.

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.

New PPCA music licensing agreement for CBAA members

Wednesday 26 August, 2015

The CBAA has finalised a new PPCA music licensing agreement for CBAA members.

In addition to existing rights to broadcast sound recordings, the new licence includes an option for a simulcast licence if your station also streams its broadcasts online. The formatting of the PPCA licence has also been updated and modernised.

The CBAA member benefit regarding PPCA licensing continues under this new agreement, ensuring that CBAA members are provided with a lower rate for licence fees in comparison to a community radio broadcaster that isn't a CBAA member.

NZME outbids rivals for new licence via online auction

Thursday 04 December, 2014

NZME has paid a record $7.8 million for a new FM licence on 100.1 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The licence, which had a reserve price of only quarter of a million dollars, sold for well above the reserve at 11.06am on Wednesday after robust bidding from the two leading New Zealand commercial radio companies, NZME and MediaWorks.

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