Posts Categorized: Community News

Community Media Association Annual General Meeting & Networking event, Saturday 2nd December, De Montfort University, Leicester

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Events.

The Community Media Association Annual General Meeting and Networking event will be held on Saturday 2nd December at Mill Studios, Mill Lane, Leicester LE2 7HU. Mill Studios is Number 24 on the PDF map here. Car parking is available at the Newarke Street Car Park, Newarke Street, Leicester LE1 5SN. A map from the car park to Read more +

Wycombe Sound named 2017 Station of the Year

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

Wycombe Sound CRAs 2017

Wycombe Sound named 2017 Station of the Year Awards recognise invention on a shoestring from Facebook Live to Her Majesty’s Prison The successes of the UK’s growing not-for-profit radio sector were celebrated on the evening of Saturday 23rd September at the second annual Community Radio Awards as Wycombe Sound was named Read more +

Radio Today to broadcast live from the Community Radio Awards

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

CRA Group 2016

The second annual Community Radio Awards takes place this Saturday 23 September in Bristol. The 2016 Station of the Year, Ujima Radio is hosting the Awards evening. The Awards celebrate, champion and promote the amazing work of community radio throughout the UK. This year over 70 stations have entered in Read more +

Grass roots media galvanise to tackle hate speech

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

While debate rages about how to stop hate speech on social media, a movement of volunteers across the UK is tackling the so-called ‘alt media of hate’, in their own backyards – and on a shoestring. Community radio stations and local media projects, run by and for the communities that Read more +

2017 Sandford St Martin Awards opens for entries

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

The Sandford St Martin Trust is calling for entries to the UK’s most prestigious awards for radio, TV and online content exploring religious, spiritual or ethical themes. Applications are encouraged from news, current affairs, drama, music, arts, children’s and comedy genres, as well as from specifically ‘religious’ commissions. Stephen Fry’s Read more +

Raidió Fáilte – another step forward

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

Raidio Failte

Raidió Fáilte, Belfast’s award-winning Irish language community radio station took another major step forward in its plans to build a new Irish language media, broadcasting and training centre, when planning permission was granted by Belfast City council for the proposal. The planned new centre, at the junction of the Falls Read more +

Community Media Changing Lives – CMA Strategy 2016 – 2021

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Community News, Policy.

The digital revolution has brought media production into the hands of many people, but not always the opportunities to create, share and consume content on community-owned, not-for-profit platforms. Not content with simply being the audience, or subject matter, communities around the UK want to tell and distribute their own stories. The Community Read more +

Hereward Television to Benefit From High-Tech Skills Taught to Local Citizens

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Training, TV.

Media training resource for Peterborough and the Fenlands gets ‘thumbs-up’ from the Charity Commission Hereward Media took a huge step towards meeting its long-term objectives this week, as the Charity Commission approved its application to become a registered charity. The media training provider will introduce high-tech skills to those seeking Read more +

Community Radio Fund Round 1, 2016-to-2017

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

Ofcom has announced that the Community Radio Fund 2016 – 2017 has opened for applications. Funding is available to not-for-profit radio stations that have a social purpose, and work to involve their target community in running the service. Funding will be available to Community Radio Stations towards their core running costs. Read more +

Entries now open for the Community Radio Awards 2016

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

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Entries for the not-for-profit Community Radio Awards are now open. Stations, management staff and volunteers from Ofcom-licenced community stations are all eligible to submit entries through the easy online system. Each entry is £5, to be submitted via the awards portal – located at judgify.me/communityradioawards – and there is no limit to the number of Read more +

Five community radio licence awards in the south east of England: April 2016

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

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Ofcom has awarded five community radio licences in April 2016. The licences are for services in the south east England region (outside the M25). Ofcom has made a licence award to each of the following: Red Kite Radio (Red Kite Radio and Media Limited), Haddenham (Buckinghamshire) and Thame (Oxfordshire) Red Read more +

103 The Eye Weekend of Events

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

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Picture caption: 103 The Eye presenter Keith Galloway (on the right) with Liam Burke, from Broadcast Radio Ltd, who demonstrated studio equipment and music playout systems during the networking day. Directors and managers of community radio stations from across the UK converged on Melton on Saturday to take part in an Read more +

Directors confirm The Hub will stay on air, with newly appointed management and outside investment.

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

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After last week’s disappointing news that The Hub community radio station would be closing down and switching off its transmitters, we are extremely pleased to announce the station will now continue to broadcast for the foreseeable future. Last week’s public announcement prompted an influx of offers of support, from a Read more +

Community Media Conference 2016 – Join us on Saturday 10th September –

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

Conference

The Community Media Conference 2016 is the premier community media event in the UK and open to everyone involved in and interested in community media and community radio. Presented by the Community Media Association and hosted by the Birmingham School of Media (Faculty of Arts, Design & Media) at Birmingham City University on Saturday 10th Read more +

Community Media Survey 2016

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Community News.

The CMA is delighted to have received so many responses to the Community Media Sector Survey 2016. Our thanks go out to over 100 organisations who took the time to complete the survey and share details about how they operate. The responses will help the CMA to support its members Read more +

Penistone FM 95.7 up for The People’s Projects Lottery TV Vote

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

Penistone FM and their training project “Evolve” is one of only five groups in South Yorkshire that have been shortlisted to compete for the public vote and up to £50,000 of Big Lottery cash in ITV’s The Peoples Projects TV competition. Penistone FM will make a bid for viewers support Read more +

Community Radio Network Hub launched Saturday 20th February

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

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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 +

Call for Participation! “Radio Archives in European Community Media” International Conference on Open Radio Archives on 4-6 June 2015 in Halle/Saale (Germany)

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

“Radio Archives in European Community Media” International Conference on Open Radio Archives on 4-6 June 2015 in Halle/Saale (Germany) CAPTCHA (Creative Approaches to Living Cultural Archives) want to encourage people involved in community media to present current broadcast and multimedia archiving practices at their stations and to generate ideas for an 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 +