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Amy Leiper, 19th July 2022

If you have a radio automation system, you can now add your ‘Now Playing’ information to the Community Radio Plus app. This makes it easier for listeners to know what is playing now and what has been played over the last hour so.

Amy Leiper, 15th July 2022

National Radio News celebrates 25 years!

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Amy Leiper, 14th July 2022

All community radio station websites that have been built by CBAA's Web Services can now include content from The Wire, a CRN current affairs program, at no extra cost regardless of whether or not the station has subscribe to The Wire.

Amy Leiper, 14th July 2022

Australian Music Radio Program, Australian Music is Bloody Great is now available on Community Radio Plus.

Amy Leiper, 6th July 2022

First sounds Volume 8 is out now.

Amy Leiper, 4th July 2022

From the Embers 2: Phoenix goes to Melbourne to document how the creative industries kept communities strong during the COVID pandemic by adapting to the unprecedented circumstances.

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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

On February 6, 2022 near the small farming town of Narrogin, extreme wind and heat, coupled with a powerline spark in a dry pasture paddock, resulted in a massive fire. Only one house was lost but the impact on livestock and farmland will affect farmers years into the future.  

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Frieda Lee, 28th June 2022

Stations in Victoria who have staff or volunteers under 18 will need to comply with Victoria's new Child Safe Standards starting 1 July 2022.

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.

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.

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.