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 +

Ofcom: 11 more areas for local TV

Posted by Andy King & filed under TV.

Ofcom is today inviting applications for licences to run local TV channels in 11 further locations across the UK. They are: Barnstaple, Basingstoke, Derry/Londonderry, Gloucester, Guildford, Limavady, Luton, Maidstone, Plymouth, Reading and Salisbury. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 7 January 2014. This new invitation to apply follows the Read more +

Broadcast Conversations

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

Broadcast Conversations a series of roundtable discussions coordinated by the Community Media Association discussing aspects of broadcasting relevant to arts and community media collaboration. Individually hosted and documented these events will provide a focused space to explore key issues. Three events have been scheduled for September and October 2013.   Read more +

Broadcast Conversations

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

Broadcast Conversations a series of roundtable discussions coordinated by the Community Media Association discussing aspects of broadcasting relevant to arts and community media collaboration. Individually hosted and documented these events will provide a focused space to explore key issues. Three events have been scheduled for September and October 2013.   Read more +

Dreamlands : International Open Call for Radio Art

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

Radio Arts are commissioning four new Radio Art works of 30 or 60 minutes in duration.   We are seeking proposals that explore the relationships, possibilities and potential of radio. Works should take the theme of: Dreamlands as a point of departure. A fee of £500 will be granted for each commissioned work. To apply send Read more +

BBC World Service programming – new CMA member benefit

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

BBC World Service broadcasts in 27 languages. The programmes are produced for BBC overseas audiences: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/languages/index.shtml But now, for the first time and thanks to the cooperation with the CMA, there is an unique opportunity for community radio stations to get high quality programmes in Arabic, Swahili, French for Africa, Read more +

Ofcom report on a possible low-cost DAB platform for small radio stations

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

Ofcom has published a research paper investigating the potential of small scale Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) transmissions using new lower-cost technologies. An experimental DAB multiplex was set up in central Brighton between 14 September 2012 and 27 January 2013, using open-source software to transmit DAB signals, rather than the hardware Read more +

DCMS Consultation – Media Ownership & Plurality

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Policy.

Media plurality is about the information that people consume on a daily basis, which informs their views and perspective on the world. ‘Media plurality’ means having a diversity of viewpoints available and consumed across the media. In line with Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport Read more +

12 stations share Ofcom radio cash

Posted by Andy King & filed under Funding.

Ofcom have handed out the first batch of awards in this year’s Community Radio Fund. Twelve stations have shared a total funding pot of just over £175,000, provided by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). 50 applications were submitted totalling over £800,000. The largest award of just over Read more +

2013: Radio Dreaming Goes Off-Grid Worldwide

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

An off-grid guide to dreaming homeplaces, Radio Dreaming whisks listeners over limestone hills, fragile boglands and into honeycomb caves to encounter an inspirational mythology of voices, dreams and traditional Irish music.  Contemporary artists Anna Keleher (Devon, England) and Claire Coté (New Mexico, USA) have been busy “DREAMING PLACE” at Marble Read more +

Community radio licensing open in North West England and Yorkshire

Posted by Andy King & filed under Licensing.

Ofcom has invited applications for community radio licences in the North West of England, along with South, West and East Yorkshire. This marks the fifth region in its current third round of community radio licensing. Frequency availability in this region is extremely limited, and applications are mainly restricted to areas Read more +