Posts Categorized: Community News

Community Media Association confirms Chairman, Vice-Chair, and Treasurer

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

Following the Annual General Meeting of the Community Media Association (CMA) last November and the first meeting of its newly elected Council on Saturday 11th January, the CMA has confirmed the re-appointment of Danny Lawrence of Gateway 97.8 as the Chairman. Janey Gordon of the University of Bedfordshire and Richard 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 Media Association elects new Chair and Vice Chair

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

Following the December Annual General Meeting of the Community Media Association (CMA) and the first meeting of its newly elected Council on Saturday, the CMA has elected Danny Lawrence of Gateway 97.8 as the new Chair and Janey Gordon of the University of Bedfordshire as Vice Chair. Danny Lawrence said Read more +

Community Media News – November 2018, Issue #20

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

In this edition, we bring you details of the Community Media Association’s AGM on Saturday 8th December, share the CMA’s response to the Radiocentre’s report: on small-scale radio, ask for your views to progress the development of small-scale DAB Licensing. We have news of this year’s Charles Parker Prize, we 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 +

Community Media Connects launches across England

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

Community Media Connects, a new initiative from the Community Media Association (CMA), will launch this Autumn to develop the sustainability of community media organisations in England.  The project will encourage community media leaders to form valuable professional connections and offer each other ongoing mutual advice and support. Organisations based in Read more +

Shortlist announced for 2018 Community Radio Awards

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

The shortlist for the 2018 Community Radio Awards has been announced with the final recipients to be announced next month at the Awards event in Sheffield on Saturday 15th September. The Awards event follows the 2018 Community Media Conference. Tickets for both events are still available to buy here: https://communitymediaassociation.nutickets.com/51222 Read more +

Ofcom awards eight new community radio licences

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

Ofcom has announced the award of eight new community radio licences in England and Scotland. The new stations will serve communities in Coventry, Leeds, Reading and Waterlooville in England; and Glasgow and Peterhead in Scotland. Community radio services are provided on a not-for-profit basis, focusing on the delivery of specific 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 +

Ofcom awards eight new community radio licences

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

Ofcom has announced the award of eight new community radio licences in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The new stations will serve communities in Bristol, Maldon, and Newcastle and Gateshead, in England; Belfast in Northern Ireland; as well as Cumbernauld, and Musselburgh, Tranent and Wallyford in Scotland. Community radio services Read more +

Kennet Radio Goes Live On 106.7 FM

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

The wait is finally over. Kennet Community Radio launches on 106.7 MHz across Newbury and Thatcham on 10th March 2018. The Mayors of both Newbury and Thatcham have been invited to jointly launch the station on 10th March. Kennet Radio’s chairman, Julian Swift-Hook said, “It’s fantastic news. After more than five Read more +

New podcast explores UNESCO’s World Radio Day themes

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

Dom Chambers, Station Manager at Somer Valley FM and CMA Council member,  has posted a new edition of his Third Sector Show podcast ahead of UNESCO’s World Radio Day.  The 7th annual World Radio Day this year highlights the links between sports and radio and asks how sports journalism might better Read more +

Benefits of community media recognised in the New Year Honours

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

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The importance of community media has been recognised in the New Year Honours. Mary Dowson, of Bradford Community Broadcasting, and Martin Parry, of Swindon Viewpoint were both awarded The British Empire Medal, a division of the MBE, which is granted in recognition of meritorious civil or military service worthy of Read more +

Community Media Association Annual General Meeting & Networking event, Saturday 2nd December, De Montfort University, Leicester

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Events.

The Community Media Association Annual General Meeting and Networking event will be held on Saturday 2nd December at Mill Studios, Mill Lane, Leicester LE2 7HU. Mill Studios is Number 24 on the PDF map here. Car parking is available at the Newarke Street Car Park, Newarke Street, Leicester LE1 5SN. A map from the car park to Read more +

Wycombe Sound named 2017 Station of the Year

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

Wycombe Sound CRAs 2017

Wycombe Sound named 2017 Station of the Year Awards recognise invention on a shoestring from Facebook Live to Her Majesty’s Prison The successes of the UK’s growing not-for-profit radio sector were celebrated on the evening of Saturday 23rd September at the second annual Community Radio Awards as Wycombe Sound was named Read more +

Radio Today to broadcast live from the Community Radio Awards

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

CRA Group 2016

The second annual Community Radio Awards takes place this Saturday 23 September in Bristol. The 2016 Station of the Year, Ujima Radio is hosting the Awards evening. The Awards celebrate, champion and promote the amazing work of community radio throughout the UK. This year over 70 stations have entered in Read more +

Grass roots media galvanise to tackle hate speech

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Events, Policy, Radio Industry, Training, TV.

While debate rages about how to stop hate speech on social media, a movement of volunteers across the UK is tackling the so-called ‘alt media of hate’, in their own backyards – and on a shoestring. Community radio stations and local media projects, run by and for the communities that Read more +

2017 Sandford St Martin Awards opens for entries

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

The Sandford St Martin Trust is calling for entries to the UK’s most prestigious awards for radio, TV and online content exploring religious, spiritual or ethical themes. Applications are encouraged from news, current affairs, drama, music, arts, children’s and comedy genres, as well as from specifically ‘religious’ commissions. Stephen Fry’s Read more +

Raidió Fáilte – another step forward

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

Raidio Failte

Raidió Fáilte, Belfast’s award-winning Irish language community radio station took another major step forward in its plans to build a new Irish language media, broadcasting and training centre, when planning permission was granted by Belfast City council for the proposal. The planned new centre, at the junction of the Falls 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 +