April Roundtable participants via Zoom

Sector Roundtable meet April 2020

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 27th April 2020

The Community Broadcasting Sector Roundtable met on Tuesday, 7 April 2020, via Zoom.

The Roundtable discussed a number of points, principally related to the CoVID-19 crisis and its effect on our sector:

  • The sector is seeing a dramatic decline in revenue, particularly from sponsorship, but also events and production income. It isn’t yet clear how subscriptions and donations will be affected.
  • The CBAA has been providing information on how Government business and charity support can help stations.
  • The sector is looking at ways to support stations. In particular, the CBF has embarked on a range of initiatives, including the establishment of a CoVID-19 fund.
  • The Roundtable agreed to write to Government to ask to prioritise spending in the sector for public messages about CoVID-19.

The Roundtable consists of representatives from:

  • The Australian Community Television Alliance (ACTA)
  • Christian Media & Arts Australia (CMAA)
  • The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA)
  • First Nations Media Australia (previously IRCA)
  • The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (NEMBC)
  • RPH Australia (RPHA), and
  • The Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF)

The Roundtable will meet again in August 2020.

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Will you be in Sydney on 28 August? We'd love to see you at the Potts Point Hotel. All community radio staff and volunteers are invited.


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*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

The latest in our special series of webinars dealing with COVID-19 will provide an overview of the sector's call to politicians for increased support, new funding opportunities available to stations and other measures in place to assist stations through uncertain times.