Love in Leamington and all that Jazz – now playing on Radio Wildfire

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

Recordings of the recent Love in Leamington and all that Jazz event are now play-on-demand at www.radiowildfire.com/loveinleam On 12th February, at a sold out event at Leamington Spa library, seven poets performed seven commissioned poems to an original soundtrack by the composer and musician Steve Tromans. Based on an idea Read more +

DCMS Consultation on the future of community radio

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Policy, Radio Industry.

DCMS has published its consultation on community radio.  The deadline for responses is 23rd April 2014. Below is the link to the consultation document: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/community-radio-consultation We urge you all to respond to this consultation, whether as a licensed station or other interested party, and where possible to copy your response Read more +

re.Lit Live! – Monday 3rd February 2014, 8-10pm (UK time) at www.radiowildfire.com

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

February, and the wuthering lows of the winds howl throughout the northern hemisphere, but online we’ve got lots of warm words and love to keep us warm.So join us tonight for another unique selection of spoken word, stories, poetry, music, ambience, soundscapes and any and every combination of these live Read more +

re.Lit Live! – Monday 3rd February 2014, 8-10pm (UK time) at www.radiowildfire.com

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

February, and the wuthering lows of the winds howl throughout the northern hemisphere, but online we’ve got lots of warm words and love to keep us warm.So join us tonight for another unique selection of spoken word, stories, poetry, music, ambience, soundscapes and any and every combination of these live Read more +

The final in the current series of Broadcast Conversations

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

Interested in arts broadcasting and streaming? Want to know more about how the community media sector is working with artists? Want to meet other artists and broadcasters to exchange ideas?Join the Community Media Association and the Digital Media Centre South Hill Park, in conversation with arts broadcasters including Soundart Radio Read more +

The REACH RADIO PLAYER – community radio on the move

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Radio Industry, Resources.

The REACH radio player launched in December last year by the Community Media Association in partnership with Exaget Ltd to serve the community radio sector with its very own mobile radio player, helping listeners to stay tuned in to their favourite community radio station wherever they are. Listeners are also Read more +

British Empire Medal for services to community radio

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Radio Industry.

Basildon Deputy Mayor and Gateway 97.8 Director Danny Lawrence has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for his commendable service to community radio. The British Empire Medal is given to those engaging in voluntary work who have made a “hands-on” contribution to their local community or have made an Read more +

Small-scale, low-cost DAB transmission

Posted by Andy King & filed under Licensing.

On 17 December 2013, two members of CMA staff and a number of representatives from community radio stations and other interested organisations attended a presentation and meeting hosted by Ofcom. The meeting follows a trial earlier this year of new small-scale, low-cost DAB multiplexing and transmission technology in Brighton. The Read more +

Open Call: SoundArt show

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

The SoundArt Show is looking for submissions for 2014. Please send Audio in .wav or .mp3 format via email or dropbox – or a link to your work on soundcloud or other playable device, including; Title: Date: Artist(s) name: to ckearns [at] live [dot] co [dot] uk The SoundArt Show Read more +

OPEN CALL : Modulate 2014 “an array of broadcast art”

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

OPEN CALL to arts organisations and community broadcasters As part of our Arts programme ABC 2012 – 2014 Community Media Association invites community broadcasters and arts organisations working together to submit project proposals to Modulate 2014. Accepted models of arts broadcast, as presented by mainstream media, are usually set in Read more +

Community Radio and Amateur Theatre

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

Broadcast Conversations. In November 2013 members of Community Media Association (CMA) met with members of National Operatic Dramatic Association (NODA) This meeting was part of the Broadcast Conversations series which brings arts broadcasters together to discuss areas of arts practice across community media platforms. Attending were a representatives from community Read more +

Guernsey stations invited to apply for community radio licences

Posted by Andy King & filed under Licensing.

Community radio groups in the Bailiwick of Guernsey have twelve weeks from today to apply for a community radio licence. The move, made possible by the Community Radio (Guernsey) Order 2013, allows for the Channel Islands’ first full-time community radio services to be launched. Licences will be available on Guernsey Read more +

Community radio presenter wins top national award

Posted by Andy King & filed under Radio Industry.

A radio presenter at Southampton’s award-winning Unity 101 Community Radio, is celebrating being crowned the national 2013 Radio Personality of the Year by the UK BEFFTA Awards – dubbed the ‘Black BAFTAs’ – which recognises outstanding talents in Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television & Arts. Veronica Gordon, from Southampton, has Read more +

Soundart Radio celebrates 7 years on air

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

Presenters at Dartington based Soundart Radio 102.5fm were thrilled to hear from Ofcom that their community radio licence has been extended a further five years – keeping the local broadcasters on air until 2019. The station, which first broadcast as campus radio for Dartington College of Arts, is celebrating is Read more +

38 Community Radio Licence Applicants in Ofcom Region 5

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Licensing.

Director of the Community Media Association, Jaqui Devereux, says: “We are delighted that so many applicants – nearly 40 – have come forward to apply for a community radio licence in Region 5 in the Third Round of community radio licensing. This is a phenomenal response given that this region Read more +

‘Art Transmission’

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

‘Art Transmission’ is a new radio experiment devised by Contemporary Arts Practice FrancisKnight in partnership with BRFM Bridge radio. It will be presented and broadcast through the Daniel Monday night community show.The experiment has been devised to inspire clubs, groups and societies to step out of their comfort zone and Read more +