CLOCKING live broadcasts: 3rd – 4th June, 2014

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

CLOCKING Live Broadcasts:12 noon, Tues 3rd – 12 noon, Wed 4th June(Streamed live to your computer desktop. Download the software here: www.clocking.info) ‘CLOCKING OUT’ event12.30pm – 1.30pm, Wed 4th JuneIn Certain Places project space, 38 St. Peters Street, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE (opposite UCLan Library) In Certain Read more +

Modulate 2014

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

Modulate 2014 is the title of this years commissioning programme  by Community Media Association. It’s aim is to encourage bold formats in community media that engage, surprise and excite an audience. Eight partnership projects are currently working to explore the potential of independent and community owned broadcast media as arts platforms. Read more +

CMA Conference tickets now on sale

Posted by Andy King & filed under Events.

The Community Media Association is promising this year’s conference, to be held in Leicester, will be “the most exciting in years”. Tickets have now gone on sale for the event, which takes place at the city’s De Montfort University on Saturday 14 June. This year’s keynote speaker is Radio Academy Read more +

Ofcom awards new community radio licences in Huddersfield and Pocklington

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

Ofcom has announced the award of new community radio licences in Huddersfield and Pocklington. Licences have been awarded to Radio Sangam, for a service in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and to West Wolds Radio, for a service in Pocklington, East Yorkshire. Radio Sangam (Communities Together) Contact name: Qaisar Mahmood Website: www.radiosangam.co.uk Read more +

BBC Local Apprenticeship Scheme announced

Posted by Andy King & filed under Training.

The BBC is offering 45 local apprenticeships in its radio stations across the UK as part of Director-General Tony Hall’s pledge to open up the BBC to people from a wide range of backgrounds. Applications open in April, and successful candidates will start their jobs in September, working as Apprentice Broadcast Assistants Read more +

RADIO ARTS SHOWCASE April 19th – 27th The Beaney, Canterbury, Kent

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

RADIO ARTS SHOWCASEApril 19th – 27th The Beaney, Canterbury, Kent Radio Arts is an independent artists’ group engaged in experimental broadcasting projects, stemming from our belief in the airwaves as a public space that should be open to all for creative purposes. This exhibition presents an on-site micro-broadcast of newly Read more +

Art Transmissions: A Community Radio broadcast with a twist. Press your Ear to the Rail

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

BRFM the community radio station from the Isle of Sheppey has embarked on a unique project to air new broadcasts by three local community groups who have been working with artists to capture the individual sounds of the groups. Working with arts organisation FrancisKnight, ‘Press your Ear to the Rail’ Read more +

Ofcom factsheet on pirate radio updated

Posted by Andy King & filed under Licensing, Radio Industry.

Ofcom have updated their information sheet regarding illegal ‘pirate’ radio broadcasters, including new information on community radio. The radio regulator says community radio can offer a legitimate alternative to pirate broadcasting, giving examples of stations which have successfully made the transition to licensed transmissions, including London’s Rinse FM and Kane Read more +

BBC Radio 2 Community Radio placement

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

BBC Radio 2, the most listened to station in the UK, combines popular music and culture with a diverse range of specialist music, documentaries and comedy. The station also boasts an award-winning blend of top name presenters including Chris Evans, Simon Mayo, Steve Wright, Jeremy Vine, Ken Bruce, Terry Wogan, Graham Read more +

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 +