Channel 10's The Project - Digital Community Radio

enadmin, 17th June 2013

On Friday 14 June, Channel 10 news program The Project examined the Government's budgetary funding shortfall for community digital radio and the overall success of the 'Commit to Community Radio' campaign.

The story can be viewed on The Project website, available here.

The 'Commit to Cmmunity Radio Campaign' aims to secure the future of community digital radio services.

In the 2012 budget the Government delivered a funding shortfall for community digital radio services of $1.4 million per annum, making it impossible to maintain all of the current services. Then in the 2013 budget, despite broad public support for a campaign, the Federal Government failed to deliver the additional funds.

Unless the government commits the funding required for transmission of community digital radio services, the number of services will have to be substantially reduced. It is vitally important for the future of community broadcasting that it maintains, secures and develops its foothold in the digital broadcasting landscape.


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Community digital radio stations are breathing a sigh of relief today after the Federal Government announced it will rectify the funding shortfall that has been threatening the future of current services.


A community radio sector wide campaign has been launched by the CBAA to address a $1.4m funding shortfall in the upcoming budget to support current community digital radio services in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.