CBAA Webinars

WEBINAR: What your station needs to know about the 849-852MHz transfer

hfriedlander, 8th July 2017

The CBAA was successful in its advocacy for funding to support community radio stations directly affected by the reorganisation of the 803-960 MHz radio frequency band. Funding related to this issue has been an area of significant ongoing advocacy by the CBAA since 2011, and a one-off funding package of $2.2 million was announced in May for this purpose.

Implementation of new arrangements in the 800MHz band will take place between 2019 and 2024, with stations in the 849-852 MHz band needing to vacate the spectrum by 30 June 2019. But what does this mean? And how does your station go about this? Attend this session to get any and all of your questions answered.

Who is this webinar for?

Community broadcasting stations affected by the 849-852MHz transfer. You would have been contacted by the ACMA and the CBAA.

This session will:
  • Provide you with an overview of the 849-852MHz transfer
  • Help you understand what is involved in the transfer and where to access support and information
  • Inform you of the available CBF grants and how to apply
  • Provide you with a platform to ask questions of representatives from the CBF, the CBAA and stations.
Presented by:

Jo Curtin is passionate about social justice and has put this passion into practice through her work in community broadcasting over the past 15+ years. Jo is the Executive Officer of the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) - an organisation that supports and champions community broadcasting across Australia. Each year they provide more than $15 million in funding to support the 500 community broadcasting services operating in communities across Australia. Prior to joining the CBF in 2007, Jo worked as Station Manager of Melbourne's youth community radio station SYN and as Assistant Manager at ethnic station 3ZZZ. In her spare time, Jo sits on the Board of the Bicycle Network that works to get more people cycling more often, is a founding member of the Collingwood Football Club’s AFL Women’s team, an avid reader and a community activist. 

David Sice is retained by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia as Technical Consultant. In a consulting capacity David has worked on implementation strategy and policy in relation to broadcasting for many years and with a wide range of industry, government and regulatory bodies. David has been involved in all levels of operation for community broadcasting at stations and organisations across the country. His knowledge of the sector will provide a thorough perspective on sector challenges.

Hosted by the CBAA’s Member Services Officer, Danny Chifley.


This webinar was held on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 at 6.30pm AEST.

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