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We are a credible force in the media landscape: Adrian Basso at #CBAAConf

Friday 13 November, 2015
The community radio sector's annual conference has begun in Terrigal NSW today, with opening comments from Communications Minister Mitch Fifield.

"With thousands of volunteers, community broadcasting is providing an opportunity for everyone to be part of a community... to access media and to start their careers...

"The government recognises the important part community broadcasting plays in our society and in the media landscape and acknowledges the important role of volunteeers," said Fifield.

Community broadcasting and media transformation #CBAAconf

Saturday 08 November, 2014
What is the role of community broadcasting in the contemporary media landscape and how are people currently consuming the media we produce? Our reporter Jess Pantou attended a session discussing this topic at today's CBAA Conference in Adelaide.

radioinfo's Steve Ahern opened a Q&A style panel session this morning to address these loaded questions.

Technological changes are commas in the endless flow of innovation: HG at #CBAAConf

Friday 07 November, 2014

Recalling the days when he began his career on community radio station 3RRR Melbourne, Greg Pickhaver, aka HG, told CBAA Conference delegates “in those days Carlton was the centre of the universe… we were confident that we were leading the country in the arts, music, football and that gloriously uncertain sport of horse racing, if you didn't like that you could piss off!"

Community broadcasting encourages democracy and maintains vibrant culture: Adrian Basso at #CBAAConf

Friday 07 November, 2014

Opening the CBAA Conference in Adelaide today, President Adrian Basso told delegates community broadcast funding was under threat earlier this year.

"When the commission of audit report proposed that community broadcast funding be abolished, the CBAA mobilised thousands of people and on budget night we shone through... the funding was not cut."

He said community broadcasters are "a key Australian broadcasting pillar that helps build a strong democracy and maintain a vibrant culture."


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