Posts Categorized: Events

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 +

Media Against Hate video contest – Announcing the “Favourite 5”

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Events.

March 21st, 2017 Media – in all their forms – play a crucial role in the shaping of identities, in the promotion or inhibition of dialogue, solidarity and recognition. Which strategies and tools can empower counter-narratives and challenge mainstream perceptions of refugees, of migration, of marginalized groups in general? The Media Read more +

Third Annual Community Radio Networking and Information Day – Saturday, 1 April 2017 – Melton Mowbray

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

103 The Eye is holding its third annual Community Radio Networking & Information Day in Melton Mowbray on Saturday, 1 April 2017 and those involved in the sector are very welcome to attend. This event follows the success of two previous events held by the award-winning station which is in Read more +

SSDAB & Community Radio: Past, Present, Future University of Bedfordshire, Luton – Saturday 25th March, 11am to 4pm

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

SSDAB & Community Radio: Past, Present, Future University of Bedfordshire, Luton – Saturday 25th March, 11am to 4pm This FREE event is for community radio stations, commercial radio broadcasters and individuals interested in small-scale digital audio broadcasting (SSDAB) and community media. Find out what has been happening so far with 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 +

Sell-out success for the Community Media Conference 2016

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Events.

Community Media Conference 2016

Volunteers, students, and professionals who are passionate about improving their communities met in Birmingham on Saturday 10th September, to learn from, and inspire, one another. The event was the annual Community Media Conference, and those who came represent small independent radio stations, TV channels and publishers from all over the Read more +

Dom Chambers to host the Community Radio Awards

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

The inaugural Community Radio Awards - taking place on the 10th September at Birmingham City University – are excited to announce that they will be hosted by Dom Chambers. The Awards will celebrate, champion and promote the amazing work of community radio throughout the UK. With 235 nominations received for 16 categories, Read more +

Community Radio Networking & Information Day, 16th April, Melton Mowbray

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

103 The Eye is holding its second annual Community Radio Networking And Information Day in Melton Mowbray on Saturday, 16 April 2016 and those involved in the sector are very welcome to attend.This follows the success of the inaugural event held last year by the award-winning station which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of 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 Radio Network Hub launched Saturday 20th February

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

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Bill Best, Community Media Association; M

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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +

Invitation to Community Radio Networking & Information Day

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

Community radio station 103 The Eye is marking its tenth year of broadcasting by holding a ‘Community Radio Networking & Information Day’ in Melton Mowbray on Saturday, 21 February. The award-winning station, which serves the Vale of Belvoir on the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border, was the first to launch when Ofcom originally Read more +

9 Years of Promoting Unity in Southampton’s Communities

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

In January 2015, Southampton’s Unity 101 Community Radio – the heart of the city’s cultural media – celebrated its 9th anniversary with a lavish Anniversary & Awards Evening. The community radio station whose motto is “For the community, To the community, By the community” is the South’s leading Asian & ethnic 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 +

Ofcom consults on new short-term licences for small-scale digital radio trials

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

Ofcom has published a consultation seeking views on the approach to issuing new short-term licences to support small-scale digital radio trials being run next year. This consultation focuses on the conditions and award processes for trial Wireless Telegraphy Act licences needed to test small-scale DAB multiplexes in three locations. If Read more +

Future Thinking: The AHRC Connected Communities Media Collection, Archiving the Audio-Visual and Beyond, 29 October, MediaCityUK

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Education, Events.

A day of thinking about and exploring archives and their use and development, in relation to the Connected Communities Media Collection…. The focus of the day is this archive built to host (and make accessible) audio-visual media outputs from more than 300 projects funded in the AHRC Connected Communities programme. Read more +

CMA Conference 2014 & AGM

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Events.

If you didn’t manage to get to the CMA’s 2014 Conference & AGM held last Saturday at De Montfort University in Leicester then you missed out on an amazing day. There was a great turnout of delegates from all over the UK, from Leicester and beyond – one delegate had 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 +