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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.

Changes to MP's Office Expenses rules allows support for regional radio

Friday 10 July, 2020

Some good news for regional broadcasters from the Government.

 

COVID-19 Safe Studio Principles for Australian Radio and Podcast Industry released

Thursday 09 July, 2020

The Australian Radio and Podcast Industry Sector Consultation Group has issued a set of COVID-19 Safe Studio Principles to support the broadcast industry to safely produce live and pre-recorded content.
 
The Guidelines have been developed by AFTRS, in consultation with industry, to provide a resource that can assist with safety while COVID-19 restrictions and containment measures are in place.
 

The CBF has a new CEO, Jo Curtin

Wednesday 24 June, 2020

The Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) has appointed Jo Curtin as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Free webinar on starting a podcast from the CBAA and AFTRS

Tuesday 23 June, 2020

The CBAA and AFTRS are presenting a free webinar on podcasting for community broadcasters.
 
The webinar, presented by AFTRS Radio Senior Lecturer, Tony Rasmussen will cover 

Community radio supports consumers coming out of COVID

Thursday 04 June, 2020
The CBAA has launched a new radio series dedicated to supporting consumers during the current pandemic.

The Consumer Coach: Your Pandemic Financial Survival Guide has been produced in partnership with the Ecstra Foundation, and is aimed at equipping Australian consumers with the support, advice, and access to resources they need to make financial decisions during the pandemic. 
 

First Sounds Vol.2 is out now

Tuesday 02 June, 2020

The CBAA and First Nations Media Australia have unveiled First Sounds Vol.2, featuring new and emerging First Nations artists from around Australia.
 
In the second instalment of this innovative series of releases, the organisations have teamed up their Amrap and indigiTUBE initiatives to deliver more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music to Australian community radio.

Amrap has a new website to better support Aussie talent

Wednesday 06 May, 2020

The CBAA has unveiled the new Amrap website giving broadcasters and artists easier navigation, searching and functionality and more importantly, greater connectivity.

The Australian Music Radio Airplay Project is a CBAA initiative made possible with the assistance of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications via the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

The CBAA wants immediate government support for community radio

Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Along with many Australians, community radio services are currently facing significant challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The severity of the impact of COVID-19 is accelerating pressure on local community radio stations to find ways to deliver key broadcast services efficiently and economically, while transitioning to an entirely or partially remote content-production model.
 
It is impacting significantly on broadcasting resources, staffing and volunteers, and revenue sources in sponsorship, donations and fundraising.
 

Community radio gives a renewed voice to bushfire victims

Tuesday 21 April, 2020
The Paul Ramsay Foundation and the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas are jointly funding a radio documentary series on Australia’s recent bushfires.
 
From the Embers will premiere on community radio stations across the country from 21 April.
 

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