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Recognition of the important work you do: Communications Minister Fifield #CBAAConf

Friday 10 November, 2017
In a recorded address to the CBAA Conference, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield recognised the "thousands of dedicated volunteers across the country" who work in the community radio sector.

"The Turnbull government is a very strong supporter of the community broadcasting sector... We have increased investment in community radio by $6.1 million over the next two years. This additional support os recognition of the important work community broadcasters do across Australia.

Gold Coast hosts 2017 #CBAAConf

Thursday 09 November, 2017

The Gold Coast will play host to hundreds of community radio broadcasters for the next few days as broadcasters converge on the iconic Queensland holiday destination to discuss future trends on radio, important issues for the community sector, funding, regulation and more.

Recent political moves around media reform have leveraged some additional government funding for the sector for specific projects, which will be outlined at the conference, beginning tomorrow morning.
 

Every human language has a word that means news: @MargaretSimons #CBAAConf

Saturday 12 November, 2016

“Citizen journalism is seen as new, but the activity is as old as human kind,”  Margaret Simons from the Centre for Advancing Journalism told a CBAA Conference session this morning.
 
“People have been committing acts of journalism for centuries by sharing news and information with each other.
 
“Every human language has a word that means news…
 

Reuse and repurpose your audio #CBAAConf

Saturday 12 November, 2016

The Future of Content was the first topic on day two of the CBAA Conference in Melbourne.
 
Four speakers shared their thoughts about the future of content.
 
James Cridland
 
Of all the new ways of delivering content, podcasting will be one of the most important platforms in the future.
 
You should make the most of your content. Reuse it and repurpose it for many platforms.
 

Listeners want to be connected to their communities: @SenatorNash #CBAAConf

Friday 11 November, 2016
In a keynote speech at today’s CBAA Conference, Fiona Nash Minister for Regional Communications told broadcasters, “I’m a very big supporter of community radio. I’m  very conscious of the importance of Community Radio in our rural communities.”
 

We should not fear change: Philip Randall at #CBAAConf

Friday 11 November, 2016
"The increased pace of change is something that we are all grappelling with," said CBAA President Philip Randal opening today's conference in Melbourne.

"How we naviagte the opportunities change brings will determine how our sector progresses.

"We can give voice to our communities."

 
5.2 million people now listen to community radio around Australia, according to the latest McNair survey figures.

 

OnAir panels and peripherals at #CBAAConf 2015

Sunday 15 November, 2015

Paul Dengate and Phil Hertenberger (pictured) displayed a range of new equipment at the 2015 CBAA Conference in Terrigal.

The company supplies products for radio stations, including:

Customer service never ends: Stephen Pead at #CBAAConf

Saturday 14 November, 2015

"Too many sponsors are being lost," radioinfo columnist Stephen Pead told the CBAA Conference.

Change Management and Sustainability at your station #CBAAconf

Friday 13 November, 2015

3MBS General Manager Anne Frankenburg and radioinfo’s own Steve Ahern led an excellent discussion during the Change Management and Sustainability workshop at the CBAA Conference.

Running a station requires a secure and sustainable management plan and both Frankenburg and Ahern addressed the roadblocks that people face when trying to make changes for the better within radio stations, particularly in the community sector.

The most democratic thing about Australian media is community radio: Wendy Bacon at #CBAAConf

Friday 13 November, 2015

Delivering the keynote address at the 2015 CBAA Conference, journalist Wendy Bacon spoke about the importance of community broadcasting.

"The diversity of community radio is so valuable in a country like ours, which really does not have a democratic media... The most democratic thing in our media is probably community radio.

"People can speak for themselves, not just speak through professional media. This is a powerful positive tendency in our society."

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