The CMA is a non-profit making organisation founded in 1983 to support community radio – and our remit has expanded to 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
Much of the CMA’s work has a strategic emphasis and the organisation has been intensely involved in liaison on behalf of the community broadcasting sector with Government, the regulator Ofcom and other strategic bodies regarding actual or proposed legislation and regulation of:
- Community Radio
- BBC Charter Review
- BBC Local News Partnership
- the Broadcast Code
- the Community Radio Fund
- Deregulation of Commercial Radio
- Local and Community Television
- Media Literacy
- the Public Service Contestable Fund: Pilot Phase
- Small-scale digital audio broadcasting, and
- Spectrum allocation.
The CMA seeks to raise the profile of the sector and its aims to political decision-makers and previously established an All Party Group of MPs and Lords that was set up to support the principles underlying community media.