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Andrew McLellan, 5th March 2019

Preliminary rollout of the new generation of CBAA’s Digital Delivery Network (DDN) is now underway to Community Radio Network subscriber stations.

Jon Bisset, CBAA's Chief Executive Officer, 29th January 2019

A key strategy of the CBAA is to assist stations to build their capacity. This means, helping your station to build its skills, resources, knowledge, personnel, infrastructure, content and income to continue trhiving and growing to meet the current and changing needs of your community.  

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Helen Henry, 15th August 2018

These three new sessions announced for the 2018 CBAA Conference go deep on matters of money and studio technology - topics of interest to all community radio stations.

Soldering Iron

Helen Henry, 30th July 2018

The Media Lab is the hands-on space at the CBAA Conference, where you can pick up new skills or refresh on some old ones to take back to your station.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 20th December 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

Following on from a successful session at the 2017 CBAA Conference, the first CBAA webinar of 2018 will provide technical guidance on various aspects of broadcasting catered to a non-technical audience.


Helen Henry, 12th December 2017

The November 2017 edition of the CBAA's magazine CBX features everything from interviews with community broadcasters from across the country, to updates on the Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Program, digital radio and tips for nailing station sponsorship and political engagement.

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Helen Henry, 11th October 2017

Final plenary session for the CBAA Conference announced.

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Helen Henry, 28th July 2017

Digital transformation and documentary-making added to this year's program.

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 8th July 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

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.

Keep Community Radio

Helen Henry, 26th June 2017

On 22 June 2017, a motion was passed in the Senate supporting community radio’s important role in providing a platform for diverse voices in an increasingly consolidated media landscape.

Keep Community Radio

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 4th May 2017

The community broadcasting sector today welcomes the Federal Government’s decision to increase sector funding by $6.1m over two years. 

Helen Henry, 21st December 2016

Following the announcement of digital radio extension beyond the five capital cities, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has outlined the general approach and planning principles for regional Australia.

Community TV

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 14th December 2016

Community TV stations have welcomed the decision by the Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield to extend their broadcast licences for another six months.

Digital radio

Helen Henry, 7th December 2016

The ABC and Commercial Radio Australia have announced plans to roll out DAB+ digital radio to Hobart, Darwin and Canberra, marking the expansion of permanent digital radio services beyond the current five capital cities. The announcement was welcomed by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA).

Conference Workshop 2015

Helen Henry, 13th October 2016

The largest annual gathering of community broadcasters - the CBAA Conference - is coming up fast! 10-13 November in Melbourne.

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Helen Henry, 16th June 2016

Technorama will be in Campbelltown NSW this year from 22-24 July, co-located with 2MCR and taking advantage of the regional location.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 16th May 2016

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Outside broadcasting is not only a great way to increase your profile, it can be integral for increasing community engagement, volunteer involvement and sponsorship revenue. Not to mention, it's great fun!

Keep Community Radio

Helen Henry, 4th May 2016

The Federal Budget has failed to maintain funding for metropolitan community digital radio services in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Nick Xenophon - The Wire

Helen Henry, 28th April 2016

"It's basically good value for money. There's a lot of waste we see in government. This is not waste, this is money well spent for the people it impacts on."

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Helen Henry, 26th April 2016

Broadcasting technology meet up Technorama will be held over the weekend of 22 - 24 July 2016 in Campbelltown, west of Sydney.