Community Radio Network Hub launched Saturday 20th February

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News, Events.

Left to right in photo: Bill Best, Community Media Association; Matthew Layton, Radio Response; Danny Lawrence, Gateway 97.8; David Harber, Radio Response; John Sketchley, Hermitage FM; Steven King Gateway 97.8, BHR 1287. Saturday 20th February saw the Community Radio Network Hub launch in the South East.  Some 26 radio stations were represented in Read more +

2016 Community Media Sector Survey

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Radio Industry, TV.

The Community Media Association (CMA) is delighted to publish the 2016 Community Media Sector Survey. Information collected through this survey will help the CMA to provide the best possible support, both to our members and for the development of the sector overall, and to understand and communicate the value of Read more +

North Manchester FM is recruiting

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Jobs, Radio Industry, Training.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a part-time Project Manager and a part-time Community Radio Trainer. Download NMFM Project Manager Job Description Download NMFM Community Radio Trainer Job Description Applications by CV and covering letter by email to recruitment@northmanchester.fm or by post to Lou Armer, North Manchester FM, Manchester Communication Academy, Read more +

Ujima Radio scoops its second major award within a year

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News, Radio Industry.

Less than a year after the much loved community radio station was fighting for its life, Ujima Radio has won a second prestigious award: the 2015 MTM award for best Community Group in the South West. This award follows hot on the heels of receiving a National Diversity Award just Read more +

Hermitage FM – The Power of Community Radio

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

              2015 has been a fantastic year for Hermitage FM in Coalville, Leicestershire. A few of the highlights from this year include: March Hermitage FM was invited to cover the re-internment of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral. May Hermitage FM held a Street Read more +

Unity 101 Community Radio station celebrates a decade of success with its biggest celebrations to date

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

10 Years 24/7 in the Community The South’s leading Asian and ethnic community radio station, Unity 101 Community Radio, will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary over three spectacular days. The Southampton-based station’s celebrations will reflect its decade of successes and its positive impact on community cohesion and diversity across Hampshire. The Read more +

Resonance Extra launches 1st December 2015!

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Radio Industry.

Resonance, London’s extraordinary, multiple award-winning arts-focused broadcast platform, announces the launch of a new DAB service – Resonance Extra – in Brighton and Hove. The 24/7 radio station starts broadcasting on Tuesday 1st December 2015 at 2pm, becoming the latest addition to the Brighton and Hove Radio digital multiplex. With a Read more +

Launch of West Wolds Radio

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Radio Industry.

East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight has officially launched the newest radio station in the country. Picture above: Sir Greg Knight MP (right) and West Wolds Radio presenter Tony Barker. The MP was the first guest on Pocklington-based West Wolds Radio which went live on Sunday 29thNovember  at 10.31am on 103.1FM Read more +

News from West Wolds Radio – MP to Switch on New Radio Station in East Yorkshire

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight is to officially launch the newest radio station in the country. West Wolds Radio will go on the air on Sunday 29th November at 10.31am on 103.1FM and online from studios in Pocklington. The station, run by volunteers, will broadcast a daily mix of music, news, features, Read more +

CMA AGM & Conference 2015 round up

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Events.

Inspiring Through Success We had a fantastic Community Media Conference 2015 presented by the Community Media Association and hosted by Radio LaB, University of Bedfordshire, Luton on Saturday 12th September 2015. Social media timeline from Storify: https://storify.com/community_media/the-community-media-conference-2015 This year’s theme was “Inspiring Through Success” and we showcased and shared examples Read more +

Towards an arts media network

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

Hi I know there was a lot of interest around a network of community media organisations with a strong interest in arts, experimentation and collaboration. We will further the conversation at this year’s CMA conference on 12th September with a space for informal sharing and discussion. This will take place Read more +

5 Reasons to Join Us at The Community Media Conference

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Events, Radio Industry, Training, TV.

Dear Friends, Colleagues & Supporters Ticket sales have been brisk for the Community Media Conference on 12th September and if you have yet to purchase your ticket then here are five reasons why you should join us at this year’s event:  1. Industry leading speakers: Chris Burns, Chair of the Radio Read more +

Ofcom Communications Market Report 2015

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

Ofcom has published its annual Communications Market Report, the most comprehensive study of the UK’s TV, radio, broadband, telecoms and postal industries. For the first time since 2008, when Ofcom started collecting data from the community radio sector, community radio revenues have increased. While average (mean) income is up by Read more +

Review of the approach to community radio Key Commitments

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

Community radio services broadcasting on FM or AM provide social gain and other community benefits on a not-for-profit basis. Each station is required to provide the service described in its licence, which is based on the proposals it made during the application process for the licence. These service descriptions recorded Read more +

Four community radio licence awards in the East of England: July 2015

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

Ofcom has today announced the award of four new community radio licences in Norfolk and Essex. Licences have been awarded to: Harbour Radio (Harbour Radio Ltd) Website: http://www.harbourradio.co.uk/ Harbour Radio will be a community radio service for the borough of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Colne Radio (Colne Radio Community Interest Company) Read more +

The Community Media Conference 2015

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Events.

We look forward to seeing you at The Community Media Conference 2015 presented by the Community Media Association and hosted by Radio LaB, University of Bedfordshire, Luton on Saturday 12th September 2015. This year’s theme is “Inspiring Through Success” and we will showcase and share examples of best practice from Read more +

Community Radio Fund: award of grants for 2015/16 Round 1

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

Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund Panel met on Tuesday 23 June 2015 to consider applications in the first round of grant awards for 2015/16. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed the total of £377,000 for the Community Radio Fund for 2015. The amount awarded in this first round Read more +

Ofcom invites applications for community radio licences in South East England

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

Ofcom is inviting licence applications for community radio licences in South East England, excluding the area inside the M25. Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis, focusing on the delivery of specific social benefits to a particular geographical community or a community of interest. Ofcom is making changes Read more +

Ofcom awards five new community radio licences in the East of England

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

Ofcom’s Broadcast Licensing Committee (‘BLC’) awarded five community radio licences in June 2015. The licences are for services in the East of England region. Ofcom’s BLC made a licence award to each of the following: Peterborough FM (PACO Ltd), Peterborough Salaam Radio (Salaam Radio Ltd), Peterborough Brecks FM (Watton Radio Read more +

Sixty small-scale radio stations take to the air in Ofcom trials

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

Radio listeners in ten areas around the country will benefit from new DAB digital stations as part of an Ofcom trial this summer. Ofcom has announced that around 60 stations will begin broadcasting on digital radio for the first time using ‘small scale DAB’. This new approach could provide a Read more +

The new look CMA…

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Events.

On Saturday 6th June the Community Media Association came together for a strategic organisational review. Meeting at the Central Community Centre in Swindon, the day was managed by Shila Brown, a freelance facilitator, consultant and project developer. The review is reflective of a re-energised CMA which is working hard to Read more +

Unglued – A New Radio Drama By Paul Kenny

Posted by Tamar Millen & filed under Arts.

Like all relationships, it was based on a commonality; a relational glue that binds two people together. For Beth and Stew, it was their daughter ‘Holly’ that was the glue that held the relationship together. But what happens to that relationship when the glue disappears? Did they ever really know Read more +

Business Development Manager Role at BSR 103.4FM

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

BSR 103.4FM is an award-winning community radio Station broadcasting from the heart of Bradley Stoke across the South Gloucestershire region. Granted an FM licence in 2013 the station broadcasts 24/7 with a range of live presenter led programmes from specialist music, Daily Breakfast and Drive Time, Saturday Community chat, Current affairs and Sport Read more +

CMA AGM & Conference 2015

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Events.

To CMA members, This is to update you on how the CMA is developing ahead of our annual AGM and conference. Last year we embarked on a process of internal change that puts the needs of our members at the heart of our operational focus. In January I said that Read more +