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Vale Andrew Farr

Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Andrew Farr, General Manager of Great Lakes FM, Forster/Tuncurry, passed away on Sunday morning.
Andrew was born in the UK and came to Australia in 1980, eventually moving to the Central Coast with his wife in the mid 1990’s before purchasing a property near Nabiac 8 years later.
He joined Great Lakes FM in 2004 as a presenter before moving into the managers role a few years later.
Andrew is survived by his wife, Regina and their 3 children.

SCMA X Award winners 2019

Monday 18 March, 2019

The SCMA X Awards were announced last Saturday at a ceremony in Wagga, during the SCMA's annual conference dinner.

The award winners are:

Best locally produced news
Voice FM Courier News with Les Hood- Voice FM

Best locally produced program (music)
The Atomic Countdown - 2REM

Best locally produced program (non-music)
Good Health with John Healy- Great Lakes FM

Plant a flag at the top of the mountain and say we are here: Artie Stevens SCMA Conference

Saturday 16 March, 2019
At this year’s SCMA conference the association’s seven board members discussed the roles of community radio boards and the importance of community radio.
“Boards need a wide experience of people and skills. Stations need active boards for good governance,” said association president Helen Bath.
Community radio stations have to stay relevant in their own communities, she advised. “If you are struggling as a station, ask someone else for help. The SCMA can offer advice to stations.”

SCMA Conference underway in Wagga

Saturday 16 March, 2019

The 2019 Southern Community Media Association conference is underway this weekend in Wagga.

SCMA conference and X Awards kick off this weekend

Tuesday 17 April, 2018

The National Regional Rural and Sub Metro Broadcasters Conference this Friday.

X Awards winners announced

Tuesday 14 March, 2017

The Southern Community Media Association held their conference and X Awards at Wagga across the weekend.

The list of winners included:

Best in house production of a sponsorship announcement
1st My105FM Bushmen’s Bread

Best in house production of a sweeper or ID
1st BBM Station ID (produced by school trainee)

Best in house production of a CSA
1st Seymour FM Outdoor Pools Announcement

Best in house production of a Show Promo
1st Seymour FM Tooby Tunes Promo

SCMA Conference and X Award winners

Saturday 13 June, 2015

The 2015 Southern Community Media Association's annual conference took place in Wagga Wagga this weekend.

The conference is in its tenth year, according to the SCMA's Ray Hazen (pictured right, with Peter and Gorden from ARFC).

The X Awards were presented at the conference dinner.

Plenary sessions discussed: Market Update, CBF Report, Planning and Management, Digital Radio, Training Tips, Digital Radio and more.

A parallel stream included workshops on Playout Systems, Production, Computer Networks and Technical issues.

2015 SCMA Conference to be held in Wagga Wagga

Wednesday 04 March, 2015

The 10th National Regional Rural and Sub Metro Broadcasters Conference will be held on the weekend beginning Friday 12th June at the Wagga RSL club.

As is is the 10th anniversary, the theme for this year’s conference is to to re-establish friendships, fellowship and increase the already huge network of stations who share information assist others and work together with the SCMA to improve community broadcasting in regional rural and Sub Metro Broadcasters and the sector as a whole. 

The search is on for a new Deadly Sounds

Monday 01 September, 2014

Following the untimely death of Deadly Sounds founder Gavin Jones the Southern Community Media Association (SCMA) is looking for a One Hour weekly program to fill Deadly Sounds’ place within the Programming Distribution Service (PDS).

Jones was found dead at his farm in Goulburn after recently learning that government funding of the organisation he’d founded had been cut. There were no suspicious circumstances. He was 47 years old.

UG FM first Community Broadcaster to sign Emergency Broadcasting MOU

Monday 26 April, 2010

Southern Community Media Association (SCMA) member UG FM, Alexandra, has become the first Community Broadcaster in Australia to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in regard to Emergency Broadcasting.

UGFM and the Victorian Office of Emergency Services Commissioner formalized the MOU at studio complex of UGFM in Alexandra. UG FM played a vital role in Emergency Broadcasting during the Black Saturday fires and continues to broadcast recovery information to its area.

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