Codes of Practice - Appendix 2: Codes of Practice Announcement Example


Under Code 1.7 community radio stations are required to broadcast "one on-air announcement each week that contains information about the Codes and where listeners can get a copy".

The following script is an example of a community service announcement that could be recorded and played in order to meet the requirements of Code 1.7.

This example points the audience to the website of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia in order to download a copy. While this would satisfy the requirements of the Codes, stations are encouraged to make copies available on your own websites or through a direct request to the station. As such, stations may edit the script accordingly.

This appendix is for guidance only and does not form part of the Community Radio Codes of Practice 2008

Title: Codes of Practice CSA
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What you hear on community radio is governed by the Community Radio Codes of Practice.

The Codes of Practice cover matters relating to program content, including local content, news, current affairs, Australian music content, programs for children and the responsibilities associated with broadcasting to the community.

They also cover aspects such as community access and participation in the operation of this service.

Copies of the Codes are available on the Community Broadcasting Association website.