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Big plans for Community Radio to expand to digital platforms: CBAA Conference

Thursday 29 October, 2020

The community radio sector is going digital big time next year with the planned launch of an app that will carry all community stations and a new interface to allow community stations to be heard on smart speakers and other digital audio devices.

The CBAA’s Andrew Morris foreshadowed the innovation today at a CBAA conference session titled To Infinity and Beyond - Community Radio's Transition to Multiplatform Content Delivery.

Social Media for Community Broadcasters: CBAA Conference

Thursday 29 October, 2020

In this afternoon’s CBAA conference session on social media, Ryan Jones from Refuel Creative gave tips for community broadcasters on how to get the best from social media.

“The biggest barrier in success in social media for non profits is mental barrier,” he said.

Community radio is as important a part of the economy as of society: CBAA Conference

Wednesday 28 October, 2020

President of the Community Broadcasting Foundation, Ian Hamm has welcomed participants to this year’s CBAA virtual conference, reflecting on a “year like no other”
In a year that has not only been a challenge for the broadcasting community, but Australia as a whole, with bushfires, a drought and now a pandemic and the possibility of floods at the end of the year, he says that “this year has shown the real value of community broadcasting”

Psychological safety and duty of care of broadcasters during disasters: CBAA Conference

Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Dr Cait McMahon, Dart Centre, Asia Pacific has presented a workshop at this years CBAA conference on the possible trauma that can be suffered by volunteers covering disasters such as fire, floods or pandemics.

With increasing pressure on media, including community radio stations, to be in the “eye of the storm”, and greater expectations from the community, it can be easy to lose sight of the dual roles of volunteers who are both community members and reporters.

This has been the toughest year ever: 2020 CBAA Conference

Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, has opened the 2020 CBAA Virtual Conference by acknowledging the great work of community radio across Australia, especially in regional areas.

The CBAA adds more sessions for the 2020 conference

Wednesday 14 October, 2020

The CBAA have added two more workshops to this year’s virtual CBAA Conference.

What do the best radio shows have to become successful?

Tuesday 13 October, 2020
What is it that makes radio shows popular, accessible to their audiences and therefore successful?
Abe Killian from the CBAA is hosting a workshop at this year’s CBAA conference that will be“…exploring the concept of making your show consistent, easy to maintain and entertaining.”

Abe is the Content Services Manager for the Community Radio Network (CRN)

Nick Bennett will tackle journalism on multiple platforms at the CBAA conference

Wednesday 07 October, 2020
Journalist and writer Nick Bennett will present a virtual workshop on Journalism & media making for a wide range of platforms at this year’s CBAA conference.
Nick says he will be looking at how stations connect with their communities across multiple platforms and what it takes to be a multi-disciplined journalist content generator.


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