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Volunteering Through A Different Lens - CBAA Webinar April 2023

Joshua Cole, 3rd April 2023

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording*

In this 90-minute presentation, Clint Bertenshaw, Senior Manager - Sector Development and Engagement, from The Centre for Volunteering will provide you with insights and pragmatic approaches to Review, Revise and Rethink volunteering and your volunteer programs.

Joshua Cole, 29th March 2023

In 1993 Paul Keating won the ‘unwinnable election', Sydney won the bid to host the 2000 Olympic games, and community radio won the space race. 

Setting Your Spot Rate - CBAA Webinar March 2023

Joshua Cole, 24th March 2023

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording*

In this webinar we will look at how to set up your sponsorship and explore: 

  • How to understand your market and audience 

  • How to determine your value proposition 

  • How to consider your competitors and the wider sector 

  • How to provide evidence of your impact 

  • How to build long-term relationships 

Jim Remedio at 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards

Joshua Cole, 17th March 2023

The CBAA and the community broadcasting family are saddened by the loss yesterday of James Daniel Remedio, who passed away at the age of 79 in the company of family and friends.

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following contains images of deceased persons.

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Joshua Cole, 16th March 2023

Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster, is offering the Mike Thompson/Clare Atkinson internship for aspiring multimedia journalists. This paid internship is a unique opportunity for applicants to gain on-the-job training in DW's multimedia newsroom in Bonn, Germany, with the possibility of extension or freelance work.

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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.

Getting started with current affairs programming - CBAA Webinar 14 March 2023

Joshua Cole, 6th March 2023

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording*

Community radio listeners often tune in to hear local news and information. So how can stations without a newsroom or a team of journalists provide more current affairs content? Or how can an individual program maker get started with making this sort of content?   

Developing Brand Consistency - CBAA Webinar 7 Mar 2023

Joshua Cole, 6th March 2023

*Past webinar, click through to view presentation*

This 
webinar will explore the importance of developing and maintaining brand consistency and how this applies to community radio stations. 
 

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Joshua Cole, 3rd March 2023

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the March 2023 content of our national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project, developed with the support of the Australian Government Department of Health.

Each month, our project team develops a series of 20 short radio segments designed to promote help-seeking behaviour and positive lifestyle choices, using interviews with service providers, as well as profiles of people who have successfully dealt with tough times in their lives.

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Reece Kinnane, 1st March 2023

Thirty-two community broadcasting leaders and other stakeholders travelled from across the country and met at the Roadmap 2033 Leadership Forum on February 23 in Sydney.

Charity Status Opportunities and Obligations - CBAA Webinar

Joshua Cole, 21st February 2023

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording*

In this webinar we will look at what is required for community broadcasters to be registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. In particular we will explore the opportunities and obligations that accompany charity registration. 

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Joshua Cole, 10th February 2023

First Sounds Volume 9, a compilation of music by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians, is out now through CBAA's Amrap.

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Joshua Cole, 10th February 2023

The CBAA is pleased to welcome you to the February 2023 content of our national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project, developed with the support of the Australian Government Department of Health.

Each month, our project team develops a series of 20 short radio segments designed to promote help-seeking behaviour and positive lifestyle choices, using interviews with service providers, as well as profiles of people who have successfully dealt with tough times in their lives.

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Joshua Cole, 9th February 2023

Roadmap 2033 will build a shared vision for the future of community broadcasting in Australia. This joint initiative of the CBAA and CBF aims to provide a long-term strategy for community broadcasting in Australia.

To subscribe for updates please visit roadmap2033.org.au.

CBAA Webinar Grow Your Listener Audience Online

Joshua Cole, 6th February 2023

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording*

Community radio listeners are increasingly listening to your radio station in ways other than your FM frequency and DAB+. And with the popularity of on-demand and podcasts, are YOU telling your listeners on-air how to listen to your station? 

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Reece Kinnane, 30th January 2023

The community broadcasting sector has welcomed the launch of a new national cultural policy – Revive: a place for every story, a story for every place.

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Joshua Cole, 9th January 2023

The CBAA is pleased to welcome you to the January 2023 content of our national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project, developed with the support of the Australian Government Department of Health.

Each month, our project team develops a series of 20 short radio segments designed to promote help-seeking behaviour and positive lifestyle choices, using interviews with service providers, as well as profiles of people who have successfully dealt with tough times in their lives.

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Frieda Lee, 14th December 2022

2022 was a big year in advocacy for the CBAA. We have worked hard to ensure that community broadcasting is front of mind in any government process on emergency management, news, and community resilience. We have cemented strong relationships with policy makers across the political spectrum and secured ongoing funding vital to the sector’s ability to stay on air.

Here is a snapshot of our advocacy efforts and impacts over 2022.

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Joshua Cole, 6th December 2022

The team at CBAA is always working on ways to make it easier to listen to community radio, and we are proud to announce the following additions to the ways that listeners can access Community Radio Plus:

  • Amazon Alexa devices
  • Android Auto in compatible vehicles
  • Apple CarPlay in compatible vehicles
  • Sonos devices
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Reece Kinnane, 2nd December 2022

A bill to support community broadcasting (the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Community Radio) Bill 2022) passed through the Parliament overnight.

The Bill will streamline licensing, provide greater certainty for stations, and enhance the sustainability of the community broadcasting sector.