Posts Categorized: Resources

February 2021 Ofcom meeting

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Resources.

The Community Media Association has a virtual meeting with Ofcom in February. The main agenda items for Ofcom will be progress with SSDAB, analogue licensing issues, Key Commitments, and sector funding. The notes from the last meeting are available in the Chat Forum. Please detail any specific additional issues that Read more +

Complaints Procedure

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Policy, Resources.

Community Media Association Complaints Procedure The Community Media Association aims to provide high quality services for its members. We believe that we achieve this most of the time with limited resources: if we are not getting it right please let us know. In order to ensure our services remain at 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 Radio & COVID-19 – Write to Your MP today

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

Community radio stations are engaging with the COVID19 crisis across the UK and are doing everything they can to broadcast critical news, advice, and information to their local communities at this time of need. However, this crisis has generated massive financial and demand pressures on the community media sector at Read more +

Key Commitments and coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

The Community Media Association recently raised the issue with Ofcom of the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) possibly impacting on the ability of community radio stations to meet their Key Commitments. Ofcom advises that in any situation where they are assessing whether or not a station is complying with its Key Commitments (or Format for Read more +

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 +

Licensing small-scale DAB consultation – how should Ofcom exercise its new powers and duties being proposed by Government?

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Resources.

Small-scale DAB is a new way of transmitting digital radio that uses advances in software and low-cost computer technology to provide a flexible and inexpensive approach to the terrestrial broadcast of digital radio services to a relatively small geographic area. In the UK, the concept was first tested by Ofcom Read more +

Council of Europe community media leaflet

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Resources.

Council of Europe

  The Council of Europe recognises the value of community media as a source of local content, cultural and linguistic diversity, media pluralism, social inclusion and intercultural dialogue. It endorses the commitment of community media to media and information literacy, through the development of critical and creative thinking and active Read more +

Privacy Policy

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Policy, Resources.

Privacy Policy | Website privacy notice 1. Introduction This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our website http://www.commedia.org.uk including any information you may provide through our site when you sign up to our newsletter,  register for an event, Read more +

The ‘Mental Health Minute’ campaign

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Resources.

Community radio stations took part in the national ‘Mental Health Minute’ campaign to encourage increased awareness of mental health issues on the morning of Tuesday 15 May. The Community Media Association partnered with Radiocentre to coordinate the national campaign and mobilised the UK network of community radio stations. At 10.59am the community radio Read more +

Measuring Audiences

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

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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 +

Community Radio Joint Music Licence

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

Dear Members & Supporters Ofcom-licensed community radio stations will recently have received a letter from PPL and/or PRSfM informing you that the two societies intend to launch a new joint community radio licence (the “Joint Licence”). The intention of the Joint Licence is to simplify the licensing process for Ofcom-licensed Read more +

Five community radio licence awards in the south east of England

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

Ofcom has awarded five community radio licences in May 2016. The licences are for services in the south east England region (outside the M25). Ofcom has made a licence award to each of the following: Vectis Radio (Vectis Radio Limited) Newport, Isle of Wight Andover Radio (Andover Radio Limited), Andover, Read more +

Dale Brown, East Coast FM

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Resources.

Here’s the story of Dale Brown who presented his first show on East Coast FM this week and will present every other week going forward. Dale Brown, from Dunbar, has cerebral palsy and took to the airwaves for his first-ever radio show thanks in part to a clever bit of Read more +

12 Tips for YouTube

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Resources.

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YouTube provides a strong platform for viewers where stakeholders can get an insight of your organisation’s brand and activities. It is a high profile platform that can drive community media channels forward and generate exposure to wider audiences. Keep your videos short when you first start out as today’s viewers Read more +

12 Tips for Facebook

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Resources.

Facebook on the Move

In Community Media having a Facebook organisation page will take you a long way, in terms of improving the reputation of your organisation. We have compiled a list of 12 tips that will make you consider or apply knowledge for Facebook in order to reach out to the wider community. Read more +

12 Tips for Twitter

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Resources.

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Twitter is a useful tool for community media projects as the platform allows you to reach out to a wide network of stakeholders and is very useful for promoting opportunities. Here at the Community Media Association we have identified 12 tips that will hopefully help you utilise Twitter more effectively Read more +

12 Tips for SEO

Posted by Shahzada Choudhury & filed under Resources.

SEO

SEO is a vital part of having your community page recognised, and providing easy access to stakeholders. At the Community Media Association, we have come up with 12 important tips that will be very beneficial to implementing SEO on your page, making SEO work for you effectively. When creating a Read more +

Fourteen community radio licence applications received for the East of England region

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Resources.

Fourteen community radio licence applications have been received to date* for the East of England region (with Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes).   * NB The deadline for applications from Southend on Sea, Castle Point and Thurrock is 5 pm on Tuesday 3 February 2015. Black Cat Radio (St Neots, Cambridgeshire) Website: www.blackcatradio.co.uk Read more +

The REACH RADIO PLAYER – community radio on the move

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

The REACH radio player launched in December last year by the Community Media Association in partnership with Exaget Ltd to serve the community radio sector with its very own mobile radio player, helping listeners to stay tuned in to their favourite community radio station wherever they are. Listeners are also Read more +

BBC World Service programming – new CMA member benefit

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

BBC World Service broadcasts in 27 languages. The programmes are produced for BBC overseas audiences: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/languages/index.shtml But now, for the first time and thanks to the cooperation with the CMA, there is an unique opportunity for community radio stations to get high quality programmes in Arabic, Swahili, French for Africa, Read more +

Community Radio Work Experience opportunities at the BBC – London & Salford

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

BBC Audio & Music is seeking to develop its relationship with communities across the UK by developing partnerships with community radio stations.  The department is offering a limited number of two-week work placements to gain new contacts, stories and experiences.   The BBC would also see this as developmental for the Read more +

Adult Learners’ Week – May 2013 – get involved now!

Posted by Andy King & filed under Resources.

Adult Learners’ Week, a national celebration, coordinated by NIACE will take place from 18 – 24 May 2013. The Week recognises the benefits of lifelong learning and the achievements of outstanding individuals and innovative learning projects across England through Awards and events. The Awards are designed to celebrate inspirational individuals Read more +