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Community Radio Goes Digital on the Gold Coast 1

Joshua Cole, 16th March 2023

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) has officially launched digital audio broadcasting (DAB+) for community radio stations on the Gold Coast. Three stations, 4CRBJuice, and Radio Metro, will be available to audiences via free-to-air DAB+ digital radio across the Gold Coast following a testing period that commenced in September 2022. This makes these three stations the first community radio stations to broadcast via DAB+ outside of Australia's capital cities.

Frieda Lee, 18th May 2022

Labor's win secures $12m promise for community radio.

hfriedlander, 24th March 2022

One of the CBAA’s key priorities is to remain engaged with, and responsive to, the needs of our members, and advocate for change in the interests of members and our sector in general. We're pleased to announce the release of our Member and Stakeholder Engagement Framework.

hfriedlander, 22nd March 2022

Today across Australia, over 30 media outlets will stop publishing news for 24 hours in a collective freeze to fight for the future of Australian news media. The news freeze will let the world know that small and medium news publishers are #WaitingOnZuck to pay for journalism and content that appears on the Facebook platform. 

hfriedlander, 28th February 2022

In response to challenges faced by the hyperlocal news industry, the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas (JNI) has partnered with the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) to develop an industry-wide capacity-building organisation, the Local and Independent News Association (LINA).

Alex Crerar, 29th October 2021

This year, the CBAA Awards received more than 320 entries across 30 award categories, representing a diverse cross-section of the community radio sector. 

Alex Crerar, 6th October 2021

Amy began at the CBAA in August and has since become an integral part of the Advocacy and Communications team. Amy's extensive expertise in media has allowed her to bring a fresh perspective and a wealth of knoweldge to the CBAA and all she does.

Alex Crerar, 8th September 2021

If you've ever been in contact with the Amrap team, chances are you've spoken with Amrap Support Officer Mitch. Mitch is the go-to for all things Amrap providing members and musicians alike with support, whether helping artists upload their music to as well as members with any and all Amrap equiries. Mitch's extensive knowledge and love for music makes him a valued member of Amrap, and wider CBAA team.

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Amy Leiper, 12th August 2021

CTV+ launches as a website, available now via, and has both Android and iOS versions in development for future release in early 2022. The service will enable viewers to watch both stations’ live linear broadcast feeds as well as being able to catch up on over 20 locally produced community TV programs, with plans to double its content offering over the next six months

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hfriedlander, 4th August 2021

Congratulations to the teams involved!

SYN podcast incubator

Alex Crerar, 2nd August 2021

SYN Media will soon release two original podcasts created and produced by young people in SYN’s 2020/21 Podcast Incubator program.

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hfriedlander, 27th July 2021

We are making changes to our Privacy Policy to ensure it keeps pace with the way we operate as the peak body for the community radio broadcasting sector. This includes the way we interact with you, the way we store personal information about you, the way we might use that information, and the ways and reasons we might share it.

Alex Crerar, 7th July 2021

This series was created to highlight emerging artists from around the world. The CBAA's own Andrew Khedoori has kicked off the series by showcasing some incredible Australian artists.

Alex Crerar, 29th June 2021

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Coneccion Latino Americana program on 2XXFM in Canberra. The Latino program began in late June 1976 with Victor Marillanca as coordinator/presenter and was the first Spanish radio program in the ACT

cbaacomms, 16th June 2021

Andrew Leigh created The Good Life because he wanted the chance to stop, sit down with someone and just chat about what drives them, inspires them, interests them and why. For five years, Andrew and guests have been covering issues such as friendship, mental health, success, finding identity and how to accept it. He has chatted with experts in their field, ranging from one of the biggest living names in philosophy Alain de Botton, to Bruce Pascoe, author of award-winning ‘Dark Emu’. He has spoken with athletes like Craig Foster, and former Prime Ministers Julia Gillard and Malcolm Turnbull. He has talked to community builders like Astrid Jorgensen, founder of pub choir and scientists Alan Finkel and Michelle Simmons. We asked him a couple of questions about the show, check out his answers. 

cbaacomms, 16th June 2021

If you’ve ever called the CBAA, you’ve likely spoken to the lovely Tiff Allpress. Tiff recently celebrated two years at the CBAA, making all of our lives easier through her organisational skills and our days much brighter with her cheery demeanour.

Chasing Ghosts

hfriedlander, 2nd June 2021

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and First Nations Media Australia are thrilled to continue showcasing new and emerging First Nations artists from around Australia with the release of First Sounds Volume 5

cbaacomms, 1st June 2021

The CBAA's DRP coordinates and supports the establishment and delivery of community DAB+ digital radio services nationally, with over 55 full-time broadcast services currently operating in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin and Hobart. It is with the help of DRP Assistant Isabella and her determination, positive attitude and willingness to tackle anything that comes her way, that community digital radio is able to run smoothly nationwide. 

cbaacomms, 19th May 2021

The CBAA's Digital Radio Project (DRP) is a sector-wide community broadcasting initiative funded by the Commonwealth Government and managed by the CBAA. The CBAA's DRP coordinates and supports the establishment and delivery of community DAB+ digital radio services nationally, with over 55 full-time broadcast services currently operating in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin and Hobart, and other regional areas in planning stages. Emma Ramsay is a key figure in maintaining station and program data for digital services and providing training support to stations.

cbaacomms, 20th April 2021

As Community Radio Network (CRN) Support Officer, Sharmaine liaises with stations and program makers to facilitate the sharing of some of the sector's best news, talk, music and entertainment programs- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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