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.

Our membership brings together established organisations, aspirant groups and individuals within the sector. The CMA provides a range of advice, information and consultancy, offering support to anyone with an interest in the sector.

Working for the Community Media Sector

An All Party Group of MPs and Lords supports the principles of community media and assists in raising the profile of the organisation and its aims to political decision-makers.

Much of the CMA’s work has a strategic emphasis and the organisation was been intensely involved in liaison on behalf of the sector with Government, the regulator Ofcom and other strategic bodies regarding recent actual and proposed legislation on Community Radio, Public Service Broadcasting, BBC Charter Review, Local and Community Television, the Broadcasting Code, Copyright, Media Literacy, Digital Switchover, the Community Radio Fund and Spectrum allocation.

Updated by Bill Best on 11 August 2016.