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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.
 

The challenges of journalism in a dangerous world #RadioAlive2017

Monday 16 October, 2017

In Australia, news is valued and journalism enjoys professional respect. But it’s not like that everywhere.
 
Speaking at Radio Alive 2017 Steve Ahern discussed the challenges of journalism in a dangerous world.
 
Alongside radioinfo, Steve also runs Ahern Media and Training, specialising in broadcast training, curriculum development and new media which has taken him to some of the ‘media-dark’ countries in the world including Afghanistan.
 

Media Reforms are good for the future: CEOs at #RadioAlive2017

Friday 13 October, 2017

Now that the media laws reforms have passed the Senate and look set to pass the House of Reps next week, media CEOs are all thinkinng about how things will change.

They discussed the possible deals and implications of the reforms in a panel session at Radfio Alive today:

SCA’s Grant Blackley: These changes give the industry a chance to consider mergers and acquisitions that have not been possible for 20 years. We are all wondering what will be the benefits and challenges of that. Potentially there will be some consolidation.

Q and A panel at #RadioAlive2017

Friday 13 October, 2017
Virginia Trioli hosts a QandA style panel during today's conference.

See the tweets below.

Latest Share of Audio survey released at #RadioAlive2017

Friday 13 October, 2017

"Radio, surprise, surprise, is the leadinng medium, " ARN's CEO Rob Atkinson told today's Radio Alive Conference.

Radio has strengthened its position as Australia’s favourite and most listened to form of audio entertainment, with time spent listening on mobile devices increasing over the past year, according to a comprehensive study on listening trends released today at the Radio Alive conference in Melbourne.

GfK's audience measurement contract renewed for 5 more years #RadioAlive2017

Friday 13 October, 2017

Amongst a range of announcements at the national Radio Alive Conference in Melbourne today, Joan Warner announced a five-year extension of GfK’s radio audience measurement contract.

The contract extension includes a new multi-million-dollar Measurement Innovation Program (MIP) to explore the potential for a hybrid future for radio measurement. 

The MIP is a global first for GfK. 

$21 million Radio Alive campaign launched at #RadioAlive2017

Friday 13 October, 2017

“This is our fresh new look… it captures the dynamism of radio,” Joan Warner.

Australian radio industry alive with good ideas #RadioAlive2017

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

The Australian radio industry is alive with good programming, sales and technology ideas.

Those ideas will be showcased, discussed and debated on Friday in Melbourne at this year's national conference, organised by CRA.

The range of speakers and topics, and the theme itself, shows how much the conference has expended to encompass a whole of industry view. Which is one of the things that has made Australian radio great.  There is strong competition at station and network levels, but there is collaboration on wide industry issues that matter.

Full Radio Alive conference program now available

Thursday 05 October, 2017

Commercial Radio Australia has released the full program for next week's Radio Alive conference in Melbourne.

Features include an afternoon RAIN Summit, hosted by Radio and Internet Newsletter founder Kurt Hanson in one of the four afternoon streams.

Engaging Millenials is another topic in the afternoon stream, featuring insights from Alex Lazenby (SBS), Mike E and Emma from ARN's 96.1, Nova's Smallzy and triple j's Ollie Ward.

Public Broadcasters fight back in Europe

Monday 18 September, 2017
Echoing the sentiments of Peter Finch in the 1970s movie Network, Public Broadcasters are as mad as hell and they're not going to take it any more.

For too long they have either not responded, or issued low-key corporate press statements, politely correcting attacks against them from rival media or social media trolls, but the Austrian public broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) recently decided to play the game by the new rules.

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