Community Broadcasting Organisations Acronym List


There are a multitude of different organisations, projects and programs operating across the sector, often referred to by acronyms, as per the below:

Community Broadcasting Organisations, Projects, Key Initiatives & their Acronyms


CBAA Services / Sector Wide Projects

Amrap - Australian Music Radio Airplay Project
CRN - Community Radio Network
DRP - Digital Radio Project
DDN - Digital Delivery Network
GMC - Good Morning Country
NRN - National Radio News
MDP - Multiplatform Distribution Project (Online Services team/grant)
ENNP - Enhanced National News Programming

Sector Organisations on Community Radio Sector Roundtable

ACTA - Australian Community Television Alliance
CBF - Community Broadcasting Foundation
CMAA - Christian Media & Arts Australia
FNMA - First Nations Media Australia
NEMBC - National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council
RPHA - Radio for the Print Handicapped (RPH) Australia

Other Sector Organisations

CMTO - Community Media Training Organisation
CBAV - Community Broadcasting Association of Victoria
SACBA - South Australian Community Broadcasting Association
SCMA - Southern Community Media Association

Regulatory, Statutory, Licensing, Copyright and Legal

ACMA - Australian Communications & Media Authority
ABS - Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACCC - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
ACNC - Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission
APRA AMCOS - The Australasian Performing Rights Association / The Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society
DITRCA - Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communication and the Arts
PPCA - Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited
BSA - Broadcasting Services Act
CBL - Community Broadcasting Licence
TCBL - Temporary Community Broadcasting Licence
LAP - Licence Area Plan

Other Helpful References

OB - Outside Broadcast
RIBS - Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Services
RIMOs - Remote Indigenous Media Organisations
DRC - Digital Representative Company
AFTRS - Australian Film Television & Radio School
AMARC - World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters
ARIA - Australian Record Industry Association JVC Joint Venture Company
DRMT - Digital Radio Multiplex Transmitter
NPS - Net Promoter Score