Community Media Tours

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Radio Industry.

East Coast FM

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 +

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 +

BBC signs ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ with the Community Media Association

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


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 +

Community Radio Fund: award of grants for 2014/15 Round 2

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Funding, Policy, Radio Industry.

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 +

Invitation to Community Radio Networking & Information Day

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

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 +

British Empire Medal for services to community radio

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Radio Industry.

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 +