Who We Are

The Community Media Association is the UK representative body for the community broadcasting sector and is committed to promoting access to the media for people and communities. We enable people to establish and develop community-based communications media for empowerment, cultural expression, information and entertainment.

CMA Charter

ACCESS TO THE MEDIA FOR PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES The Community Media Association (CMA) is the UK membership association for community media. Its mission is to enable people to establish and develop communications media for cultural and creative expression, community development and entertainment. The CMA membership consists of community media organisations, Read more +

Our Members

CMA members include organisations and individuals who are passionate about community media and giving people a voice. They include licensed, aspirant and online community radio stations, community television projects, community film makers and community arts projects using digital media. They are leaders in the field of social and community reporting Read more +

About Us

The CMA is a non-profit making organisation founded in 1983 to support community radio – and our remit has expanded to now include community television and community-based Internet projects. The CMA represents the community media sector to Government, industry and regulatory bodies.

CMA Staff

  Bill Best Bill Best – Operations Manager Bill has worked for the CMA since November 2000 having caught the community radio ‘bug’ by volunteering for SheffieldLive‘s first RSL back in July of that year. Previously Bill worked in IT Operations for HSBC Bank.  Bill’s specialist areas are community broadcasting Read more +

CMA Council

The CMA has a governing Council of 10 people elected by the membership and currently chaired by Lucinda Guy of Soundart Radio in Totnes.


Contact Us

The CMA can be contacted by telephone, post, email or fax.