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Amy Leiper, 6th July 2022

First sounds Volume 8 is out now.

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Frieda Lee, 1st July 2022

After an extensive recruitment process spanning continents and skillsets far and wide, PBS FM has announced the appointment of their new General Manager, Kristen Paterson.

Amy Leiper, 29th June 2022

Four Emergency level bushfires burned over one weekend in Western Australia in February 2022. With roughly 30% of WA agricultural land, most farmers are prepared for fire at any time.

Alex Crerar, 24th June 2022

Ccongratulations to Christine 'Kix' Mwaturura on being the recepient of the 2022 Jesse Coz Audio Fellowship. Christine is an award-winning audio producer, writer and radio DJ originally from Zimbabwe. She is the host of the Afro Tun Up on PBS which was broadcast on the Community Radio Network for two years.

Alex Crerar, 23rd June 2022

Provides the opportunity for a committed team member to work part time and flexibly alongside another Policy Advisor. The role is integral in supporting the CEO and Head of Advocacy & Communications to proactively develop policy positions on issues relevant to the community broadcasting sector, in response to current concerns and future needs

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Amy Leiper, 21st June 2022

Jailbreak, a program distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network, presented at the International Prison Radio Conference 2022 in Oslo earlier this month. The conference is the world’s first in-person international prison radio conference and was led and organised by Røverhuset, in partnership with the Norwegian Department for Corrections.

Amy Leiper, 21st June 2022

The First Nations Media Australia's indigiTUBE project and Amrap announce that First Sounds Volume 9 is open for submissions. Entries are open now and close on Monday 18 July.

Amy Leiper, 20th June 2022

On the South Coast of NSW, the mega fires of 2019/20 destroyed one and a half million hectares of Yuin Country, killing countless animals, plants and insect species - some of which are now on the brink of extinction. 

Amy Leiper, 20th June 2022

During the 2022 floods, Byron’s Bay FM proved to be a prime example of the way community radio steps up to take care of its community as it became the hub for relief efforts for Byron Shire and beyond.

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 17th June 2022

Due to the current incumbent taking on a secondment opportunity, CBAA is seeking to engage a Communication & Digital Marketing Manager on a temporary basis

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 15th June 2022

Provides project oversight to support the operation of community digital radio services and the national Digital Radio Project (DRP), including station liaison and stakeholder management. 

Amy Leiper, 15th June 2022

From the Embers revisits the south coast communities, which are home to the critically endangered Swift Parrot. The community moved quickly after the fires to stop logging companies and urban developers moving in to destroy vulnerable species and their habitat.

Sharmaine Spencer, 9th June 2022

CyberBeat is a weekly 15 minute audio podcast, radio show and supporting website created by Rita Mac and Malcolm Crompton. The Cyberbeat team believes it is crucial to equip Australians with the tools and knowledge needed to protect themselves against cyber and digital threats.

Amy Leiper, 8th June 2022

The Minister for Communications the Hon Michelle Rowland visited Braidwood FM to see the station.

Amy Leiper, 8th June 2022

From the Embers 2: Phoenix revisits Lobethal to see how the community has fared following the Cudlee Creek fire which destroyed 85 homes and as rebuilding started, the pandemic hit.

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Frieda Lee, 7th June 2022

The Community Broadcasting Sector Roundtable met at the end of last month. It is the first time the Roundtable has met in person since 2019.

Amy Leiper, 6th June 2022

This episode of From the Embers 2: Phoenix revisits Kangaroo Island to see how the community and wildlife have fared since the fires, rain and COVID pandemic.

Amy Leiper, 6th June 2022

From the Embers returns for a second season, returning to some of the areas hit the hardest by the 2019-2020 bushfires and visits new communities who were hit hard by severe flooding and long COVID lockdowns.

CBAA's Holly FL and Jon Bisset stand with then Shadow Minister Michelle Rowland in CBAA offices

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 2nd June 2022

Having worked closely with her in her role as Shadow Minister, she has a deep understanding of community broadcasting and its role in the broader media landscape.

Amy Leiper, 1st June 2022

Helen Meyer, Executive Producer of Service Voices - service to country, service to community, has won the HCSA's Oral History Excellence Award. For the first time, this award has been included in the History Council of South Australia (HCSA) Historian Awards. It recognises the best oral history presentation, in any format, that uses first person interviews with individuals encompassing unique life experiences and memories.