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Federal Budget implications for broadcasting sectors

Tuesday 06 October, 2020

The federal government’s delayed 2020/21 budget, released tonight, is a high spending stimulus plan that hopes to maintain economic activity long enough for Australia to come out of its covid pandemic slump.

radioinfo examines how will it affect broadcasters and associated industries.


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.

CBF provides emergency funding for community broadcasters: COVID19

Thursday 16 April, 2020

The Community Broadcasting Fund is making emergency COVID-19 funding available to community broadcasters who are struggling in the current pandemic.

5EBI seeks policy review for multicultural advertising

Thursday 19 December, 2019
The South Australian government last month held a multicultural festival, but didn't promote it on Adelaide's only local multicultural community radio station 5EBI.

Several commercial radio stations were involved with the festival and ran advertisements for it, but not the local ethnic station.

A Fine Music evening for FM102.5 supporters

Tuesday 01 October, 2019

The acoustics were perfect at the Mosman Art Gallery, a former church, for a range of music performances to celebrate fine music and thank supporters of Sydney classical music community station Fine Music 102.5.
The high vaulted ceiling delivered just the right amount or reverb for each of the different styles of music played during the evening, which is one of Fine Music's annual fund raising events.

The evening was hosted by jazz music presenter Christopher Waterhouse (pictured below).

FBi Radio listenership up again

Thursday 11 July, 2019

In a week of survey results, major community stations have also received their latest listenership figures.

NSW Labor party promises $1 million for community radio as election nears

Saturday 16 February, 2019

As part of its Music Policy, the NSW Labor party has included a pledge to fund music and youth projects on community radio.

Community Radio: Heroes or just Cowboys?

Wednesday 02 January, 2019

A number of aggressive community radio stations are certainly skating on thin ice at the moment.

Community radio is well placed as a trusted local news source: Steve Ahern #CBAAConf

Sunday 18 November, 2018

In a media environment where public and commercial newsrooms are having their funding continuously squeezed, the community broaadcasting sector is well positioned to do more local news, Ahern Media and Training CEO Steve Ahern told the CBAA conference last week.


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