Posts Categorized: Campaigns

2020/21 Evidencing Community Radio Needs on FM Survey

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Licensing, Radio Industry.

The Community Media Association is conducting a survey to gauge the potential interest of community media projects that aspire to obtain a full-time 5-year community radio licence on FM. This survey will close in early January 2021. The first round of licensing for small-scale digital audio broadcasting closed in November 2020 and the invitation Read more +

Key Commitments Survey

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Licensing, Radio Industry.

The Community Media Association is surveying the sector on the delivery of stations’ key commitments during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. We are collating responses to be presented to Ofcom in August and all replies will be anonymised for confidentiality. https://chat.commedia.org.uk/t/key-commitments-survey/1788

Tell Rishi Sunak: Rebuild With Community Radio

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

Ahead of an expected summer statement from the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, on Wednesday 8th July to boost the British economy emerging from lockdown, the Community Media Association is asking its supporters to call on HM Treasury for a Community Radio Stimulus Package consisting of the following five requests: a) A second round of funding Read more +

BBC Local Radio Content available for community radio stations

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Radio Industry, Resources.

Community Media Association member stations may now rebroadcast selected BBC Local Radio content during the current coronavirus epidemic. Danny Lawrence, Gateway 97.8, and Chairman of the Community Media Association said: “We’re delighted to be working with BBC Local Radio in this initiative to share their content with community radio stations Read more +

Community Media Association calls for more support and recognition of community radio

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

Ahead of the deadline for all prospective candidates to submit their nomination for the upcoming General Election, the Community Media Association (CMA) has called on its members, their friends and family, and the wider public to ask for more support and recognition for community radio from prospective MPs. The CMA highlights three possible Read more +

Template Letter For Writing to Your Prospective Parliamentary Candidates

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns.

You can use the template letter below to write to your prospective parliamentary candidates to call for greater support from Government for community radio. As of 6 November, MPs have lost their status and are now prospective parliamentary candidates campaigning alongside others for re-election. According to Electoral Commission rules, nomination Read more +

Radio Academy Trustee Elections 2019 – Voting now open

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

The Radio Academy is seeking three members to join its Board of Trustees. Following a month’s application process, the Radio Academy is happy to showcase everyone who has provided their details to fill one of these roles. All Radio Academy members have three unique votes that they may use to Read more +

Community Radio (Amendment) Order – Survey

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Licensing, Radio Industry.

In order to progress the development of small-scale DAB licensing, DCMS will need to develop the detail of the new arrangements with a view to seeking legislation when parliamentary time allows. The proposals will require changes to the Broadcasting Act 1990, the Broadcasting Act 1996 and the Communications Act 2003. Read more +

The Community Media Association’s Response to Radiocentre’s Report: Small-Scale Radio in the UK

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

A PDF version of this text may be downloaded here. The story of community radio in the United Kingdom is one of success. From the humble origins of fifteen Access radio stations in the early 2000s, there are now over 270 licensed community radio stations across the whole of the Read more +

Community Media News Issue #19

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Community News, Funding.

It’s been a very busy month, and in this edition of Community Media News we report on the DCMS response to the industry consultation on the development of Small Scale Digital Audio Broadcasting. We also share news of events across the UK, Mapping Community Media, Rethinking Digital Inclusion and discounted tickets for RadioTechCon. There is news from Awaz Read more +

World Mental Health Day 10th October

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

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. The day provides an opportunity “for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide”. This year’s theme set by Read more +

Transmit, Transform Business Challenge Grant Launches

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Community News, Funding.

The CMA is delighted to announce a new pilot scheme that offers funding opportunities to CMA members to support grassroots community media. More details are here and the deadline to receive your applications is 5pm BST Friday 1st June 2018. Read on for background information about Transmit, Transform and application Read more +

Community Radio Station Supporters’ Scheme Survey

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Education, Radio Industry.

The Community Media Association is conducting a quick survey into the relative value of different sources of income, other than grants and contracts, for community radio stations. We are particularly interested in supporters’ subscription schemes, ‘friends of’ arrangements and paid memberships. Only Q1 is compulsory and you are free to Read more +

Media Against Hate video contest – Announcing the “Favourite 5”

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Events.

March 21st, 2017 Media – in all their forms – play a crucial role in the shaping of identities, in the promotion or inhibition of dialogue, solidarity and recognition. Which strategies and tools can empower counter-narratives and challenge mainstream perceptions of refugees, of migration, of marginalized groups in general? The Media Read more +

Media Against Hate – project launch

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns.

Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) is partnering with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), ARTICLE 19, Media Diversity Institute (MDI), Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA), Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE) and Community Media Institute (COMMIT) in the Europe-wide campaign Media Against Hate, to counter hate speech and discrimination Read more +

Community Media, Social Housing and the NHS Sustainability & Transformation Plans – An Opportunity to Change the National Wellbeing Landscape?

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Education, Funding.

For those of you who were able to attend the CMA’s Community Media Conference this year, you will know that one of the principal discussions concerned the role of community media as an essential partner in enabling and improving social change and wellbeing. Although I don’t come from CM I Read more +

Community Media Changing Lives – CMA Strategy 2016 – 2021

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Community News, Policy.

The digital revolution has brought media production into the hands of many people, but not always the opportunities to create, share and consume content on community-owned, not-for-profit platforms. Not content with simply being the audience, or subject matter, communities around the UK want to tell and distribute their own stories. The Community Read more +