Posts Categorized: Resources

Measuring Audiences

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

The article below, written by Janey Gordon of the University of Bedfordshire, was published in AirFlash magazine some years ago. The methodology uses a very simple and hopefully encouraging process. This survey method has been used by students at the University of Bedfordshire for a number of years. In terms Read more +

Community Radio Joint Music Licence

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

Dear Members & Supporters Ofcom-licensed community radio stations will recently have received a letter from PPL and/or PRSfM informing you that the two societies intend to launch a new joint community radio licence (the “Joint Licence”). The intention of the Joint Licence is to simplify the licensing process for Ofcom-licensed Read more +

Five community radio licence awards in the south east of England

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

Ofcom has awarded five community radio licences in May 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: Vectis Radio (Vectis Radio Limited) Newport, Isle of Wight Andover Radio (Andover Radio Limited), Andover, Read more +

Dale Brown, East Coast FM

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Resources.

Here’s the story of Dale Brown who presented his first show on East Coast FM this week and will present every other week going forward. Dale Brown, from Dunbar, has cerebral palsy and took to the airwaves for his first-ever radio show thanks in part to a clever bit of Read more +

12 Tips for YouTube

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Resources.

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YouTube provides a strong platform for viewers where stakeholders can get an insight of your organisation’s brand and activities. It is a high profile platform that can drive community media channels forward and generate exposure to wider audiences. Keep your videos short when you first start out as today’s viewers Read more +

12 Tips for Facebook

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Resources.

Facebook on the Move

In Community Media having a Facebook organisation page will take you a long way, in terms of improving the reputation of your organisation. We have compiled a list of 12 tips that will make you consider or apply knowledge for Facebook in order to reach out to the wider community. Read more +

12 Tips for Twitter

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Resources.


Twitter is a useful tool for community media projects as the platform allows you to reach out to a wide network of stakeholders and is very useful for promoting opportunities. Here at the Community Media Association we have identified 12 tips that will hopefully help you utilise Twitter more effectively Read more +

12 Tips for SEO

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Resources.


SEO is a vital part of having your community page recognised, and providing easy access to stakeholders. At the Community Media Association, we have come up with 12 important tips that will be very beneficial to implementing SEO on your page, making SEO work for you effectively. When creating a Read more +

Fourteen community radio licence applications received for the East of England region

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Resources.

Fourteen community radio licence applications have been received to date* for the East of England region (with Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes).   * NB The deadline for applications from Southend on Sea, Castle Point and Thurrock is 5 pm on Tuesday 3 February 2015. Black Cat Radio (St Neots, Cambridgeshire) Website: 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 +

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: 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 +

Community Radio Work Experience opportunities at the BBC – London & Salford

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

BBC Audio & Music is seeking to develop its relationship with communities across the UK by developing partnerships with community radio stations.  The department is offering a limited number of two-week work placements to gain new contacts, stories and experiences.   The BBC would also see this as developmental for the Read more +

CMA member benefits

Posted by Andy King & filed under Resources.

As a CMA member, as well as supporting our strategic work, you will have access to a range of advice, support, information and consultancy. There are also a number of member benefits available from our partner suppliers. Canstream Internet Radio & Video services – £100 discount The CMA’s flagship Canstream Read more +

Adult Learners’ Week – May 2013 – get involved now!

Posted by Andy King & filed under Resources.

Adult Learners’ Week, a national celebration, coordinated by NIACE will take place from 18 – 24 May 2013. The Week recognises the benefits of lifelong learning and the achievements of outstanding individuals and innovative learning projects across England through Awards and events. The Awards are designed to celebrate inspirational individuals Read more +

Three more local TV licences awarded

Posted by Andy King & filed under Resources.

Ofcom has awarded the second set of licences to run local TV services in three areas of the UK. The new licences are for digital terrestrial TV (DTT) channels in Bristol, Cardiff and Norwich. The awards follow new legislation enabling Ofcom to issue local TV licences. The channels will broadcast Read more +

Ofcom Broadcasting Code – Elections

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Resources.

With upcoming elections (local and mayoral) Ofcom would like to remind all stations and licence holders where to find information about the Broadcasting Code rules which apply during election and referendum periods. During election periods special impartiality rules apply and they are set out in Section Six of the Code: Read more +

Gateway to voluntary sector research launches

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Education, Policy, Resources.

A new one-stop knowledge resource for the third sector has been launched to bring together evidence on subjects that include policy, social and economic impact and funding and will help inform the work of researchers, policymakers, academics, frontline service providers and other VCS stakeholders across the country.