‘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 +

Approaches to open radio – EARCEL (European Art Radio Creative Exchange Lab)

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

EARCEL is a European Art Radio Creative Exchange Lab, which is hosted by Curious Broadcast based in Dublin. This is an intensive learning and exchange lab between five European art radio stations, to develop and share programming ideas and practices both as radio art practitioners and collaborative community based broadcasters, Read more +

Radio Reverb official media partner to the Brighton Festival

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

  May 4th-26th sees the 47th annual Brighton Festival – a three week celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art and film that takes place across Brighton & Hove. This year the Guest Artistic Director is children’s author, broadcaster and former Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen, making his own special mark on the Read more +

Radio Reverb official media partner to the Brighton Festival

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

  May 4th-26th sees the 47th annual Brighton Festival – a three week celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art and film that takes place across Brighton & Hove. This year the Guest Artistic Director is children’s author, broadcaster and former Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen, making his own special mark on the Read more +

Job opportunity: Community Fundraiser, KCC Live

Posted by Andy King & filed under Jobs.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen; to join an ever growing youth led community radio station team, as a fundraiser. This position is based in Knowsley, Merseyside. 99.8FM KCC Live is a well known, national award winning community radio station, passionate about supporting young people through engaging, creative radio. We are Read more +

Ofcom rule change on political and election broadcasts

Posted by Andy King & filed under Policy.

Ofcom has today published updated rules on party political and referendum broadcasts, which now set a minimum obligation on the new generation of Local TV services to carry Party Elections Broadcasts for local elections. In addition, Ofcom has published Guidance to help broadcasters comply with the Broadcasting Code when covering Read more +

Two jobs at Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol

Posted by Andy King & filed under Jobs.

Job Vacancy: Creative Skills Coordinator Salary: £25,079 (one year, fixed term contract) 37 hours per week Bristol-based arts charity Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) are seeking a highly organised media arts facilitator who is passionate about contributing to cultural innovation and supporting young people to become arts producers and activists. Read more +