Dom Chambers has taken an active interest in the UK’s community broadcasting sector since joining the CMA Council in 2011. Each year he tours the country to identify and celebrate how various organisations are delivering grass roots and community media. This not only helps share best practice but his visits Read more +
Radio Cardiff, Cardiff’s only community radio station, marks ten years of broadcasting later this year and today announces a new phase in its development as it becomes part of Voluntary Community Service (Cymru) with enhanced community engagement and training capacity, along with a refreshed schedule. Each week more than 60 Read more +
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 +
The BBC has signed a new agreement with the Community Media Association to pledge a closer working relationship. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on behalf of the BBC by David Holdsworth,Controller of BBC English Regions and Dom Chambers, Chair of the Community Media Association. It’s designed to help deliver on the public service objectives Read more +
Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund Panel met on Tuesday 13 January 2015 to consider applications in the second round of grant awards for 2014/15. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed the total of £393,000 for the Community Radio Fund for 2014/15. The amount spent in the first round Read more +
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 +
Basildon Deputy Mayor and Gateway 97.8 Director Danny Lawrence has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for his commendable service to community radio. The British Empire Medal is given to those engaging in voluntary work who have made a “hands-on” contribution to their local community or have made an Read more +
Ofcom has published a report to Government on an approach to DAB coverage planning. The report is a technical feasibility study produced as part of the Coverage and Spectrum Planning work set out in the Digital Radio Action Plan, published in 2010. Executive summary: This report provides a technical feasibility Read more +
The first round for funding applications in 2012/13 will open on 9 April 2012 and close at 5pm on 11 May 2012. The Community Radio Fund Panel will meet to consider applications on 25 June 2012. Grants can only be made to community radio licensees who are broadcasting under a Read more +
Among its activities to mark World Radio Day 2012, UNESCO has launched a new good practice handbook with case studies of community media from around the world.
16 applicants have been awarded grants totalling over £235,000 in Round 2 of Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund for 2011/12.
A US Government report has concluded that LPFM radio stations do not have a negative economic impact on commercial FM radio stations and nor are they expected to do so in the future.
Ofcom has published new guidance for radio broadcasters on the use of offensive language:
Ofcom has announced the award of four new community radio licences for south west England in the third round of licensing.
Ofcom has published its Community Radio Annual Report covering the period of April 2010 to March 2011.
Applications are being sought to operate the next generation of community radio stations in Scotland. Broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, is inviting applications, with a deadline set for 14 February 2012.
The second round for funding applications in 2011/12 opened on 19 October and will close at 5pm on 16 November 2011. The Community Radio Fund Panel will meet to consider applications on 30 January 2012.
The Ofcom Community Radio Fund End of Year Report 2010-11 has now been published showing that DCMS allocated £463,000 towards the Fund for 2010-11.
UNESCO has proposed the date of 13th February as World Radio Day to raise awareness about the importance of the medium, facilitate access to information through radio, and enhance networking among broadcasters.
Ofcom has announced the award of three new community radio licences. These are the first awards in Ofcom’s third round of community radio licensing.
Raidió Fáilte 107.1fm would like to invite you to attend a meeting in Belfast on 22 September 2011 at 2:00 pm to discuss the setting up a network of Irish language community radio stations in Northern Ireland.
Thirty-one applications for full-time five-year community radio licences have been received by Ofcom from the Wales and south west England region – good luck to all!
The second round for funding applications in 2011/12 will open on 19 October and close at 5pm on 16 November 2011. The Community Radio Fund Panel will meet to consider applications on 30 January 2012.
Ofcom has published its second annual Digital Radio Progress Report covering developments in the digital radio market.
The purpose of this research is to provide an understanding of how much listeners value each type of small-scale radio in terms of the benefits they provide and to seek their opinions on the possible changes in the licensing and regulatory models currently applied to such services.
Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund Panel met on Monday 13 June to consider applications for the first round of grant awards for 2011/12 and has awarded grants which totalled £225,403 to 16 applicants.
The Government is undertaking a wide-scale review of the regulatory framework supporting the UK communications sector. The deadline is 30th June 2011 for responses.
The first round for funding applications in 2011/12 opened on 6 April and will close at 5pm on 4 May 2011. The Community Radio Fund Panel will meet to consider applications on 13 June 2011.
Ofcom has published its Annual Plan which sets out its priorities for 2011/12.
Ofcom has announced a Third Round of community radio licensing. More than 270 individuals and community groups have expressed an interest in wanting to take to the air and provide services for their local community.