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Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians

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Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians

The CBAA has received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts in their recent grant round, and is excited to partner with First Nations Media Australia on a new initiative to raise the profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists – helping to share their songs and stories.

First Nations Media Australia will feature selected music on its national content platform, indigiTube, which showcases music and video content for listeners to stream and download within the app - and for broadcasters to replay on air. Read more.

Have you applied for the Deutsche Welle 2019 Internship yet?

There’s only a few weeks left to apply for the Deutsche Welle international paid internship opportunity in Bonn, Germany!

If you have a commitment to community broadcasting, a relevant University Degree, experience working in a newsroom, work experience in print/online news-writing or radio and video production and an understanding in international politics/media, you should apply for this once in a lifetime opportunity to gain hands on experience at a highly respected international broadcaster.

“One of the best things about the internship was being given the opportunity to work with a number of other mediums, like web-videos, TV and writing articles for online.” – Ineke Mules, former DW intern and now a freelance DW journalist.

Learn about what you could gain out of this experience from former interns.

Applications close 1 October 2019Find out more and apply now.

Deutsche Welle is a valued partner of the CBAA.

Upcoming Webinars

TONIGHT! Contribute to The Wire - 2020 and Beyond
Wednesday 11 September, 6.30pm (AEST)
Registrations still open!

The Wire takes an independent approach to current issues, offering critical coverage, which challenges all points of view, puts issues and events in context and always asks ‘why?’ This webinar is for all community broadcasters who wish to join The Wire, adding to public awareness and understanding of important issues. Read more.

Presented by:
Annie Hastwell, a founding producer and Adelaide presenter of The Wire and Sarah Martin, journalist and Wire producer. 
Become the next CBAA's Women’s Representative 
Wednesday 18 September, 6.30PM (AEST)

Register here.

The CBAA Women's Representative attends CBAA Board meetings, participates in formal professional development opportunities and are in a position to effect positive change in the community broadcasting sector.
Our webinar will provide information for individuals who may be interested in nominating for the position of Women’s Representative. Read more.

Presented by:
Emma Hart, CBAA Women’s Representative and presenter at Melbourne's 3CR and PBS 106.7FM.
Visit the CBAA's website for more information and to register. CBAA webinars are presented with support from the Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO). 

Strengthening Sector Support 

This week, CBAA’s CEO Jon Bisset and Project Coordinator (Government Relations) Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, have been in Canberra meeting with politicians to further strengthen support for the sector. Discussions have been had regarding improving funding, regulation and legislation with the offices of Senator Steele-JohnSenator LambieSenator David VanSenator Stirling GriffMichelle Rowland MPRebekha Sharkie MPSenator Rex PatrickTim Watts MPMinister Mark CoultonAndrew Wilkie MPJosh Wilson MP and Senator Hanson Young. The sector continues to receive positive support across the political spectrum.The CBAA is currently developing a Forward Agenda to guide policy efforts over the next few years, and look forward to continuing shaping this with the sector over the coming months.

Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project 

The September 2019 content of our national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project, developed with the support of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, is now online.

This month we learn about the National Communications Charter, which has been designed to guide the way organisations talk about mental health and suicide prevention, and we profile TUF Minds - Life Rescue, an innovative mental well-being and suicide prevention program. We hear about INSIST, a new suicide prevention training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, and we catch up with the team at R U OK?

Access the complete playlist here.

R U OK Day is Thursday 12 September 2019 - Trust the Signs, Trust their Gut and Ask R U OK?

OzPod - Melbourne 3 October

 ABC’s annual podcasting conference, OzPod returns next month with an all-star line-up.

Join industry-leading storytellers, producers and innovators for a day of unmissable talks, panels and collaboration at The Arts Centre, Melbourne on October 3.

International keynotes Owen Grover, from leading podcast platform Pocket Casts and director Dan Blank, whose first foray into the podcasting space, Carrier, has been hailed as an innovative “movie for the ears” will appear alongside a who’s who of local creators, including Greg Bearup, host of  Who the Hell is Hamish?Shameless duo Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald, and Marc Fennell creator of the US chart-topping podcast It Burns! and host of Download this Show and The Few Who Do.

Tickets available via Eventbrite.
Pictured above: CBAA's Andrew Khedoori with Melbourne musician Laura Imbruglia and in conversation with Josh from synthwave duo Dream Coast.


Last week was a big week at BIGSOUND in Brisbane for community broadcasting!

Community radio was everywhere during the Australian music industry’s biggest week on the calendar. Once again, CBAA's Amrap held its annual listening sessions, with community radio music directors from 3RRR3PBS2SERSYN4ZZZ and Edge Radio taking in the sounds of around 30 up and coming Australian artists and offering invaluable feedback and advice.

Amrap Manager, Andrew Khedoori, also took part in BIGSOUND’s radio hook-ups, with several mini-sessions charting the various pathways of the community radio landscape for artists keen to get their career kick-started. Read more.
Pictured above: Genesis Owusu

CBAA Amrap Chart News

The rise of Genesis Owusu in recent years has been incredible to watch and 2019 looks to be his biggest year yet! The Canberra artist's latest offering, Good Times matches sharp rhymes with falsetto back-ups to establish a feel good groove. Good Times has landed the number five position in the Metro Chart with Melbourne based duo, Hemm right behind  at number six with their latest, Think About It.

Leading the way on the Regional Chart, Harvey Russell's track Rollin' Into Town has debuted at number one  this week with Tamworth’s own, Allison Forbes not far behind at number eight with her single Hell Freezes Over from  her forthcoming debut album Bonedigger. 

For more music news, check out the latest Amrap Charts article or head over to AirIt for the latest!
Getting to Know Your CBAA Staff
Rowena McGough,
Program Coordinator -
Digital Radio Project (DRP) 
What is your connection to Community Broadcasting?
My entry point to community radio was presenter training on FBi Radio in Sydney and hosting the Allnighter shift. Nine years on, I have presented and produced numerous specialist programs on the station, including the drive program Monday Arvos and late-night DIY music shows Radiant and Makeshift. I’ve been Content and Station Manager Sydney station, 2RRR, and worked in multiple roles across various CBAA initiatives over the years. These experiences lead me to my current role as Program Coordinator within the Digital Radio Project, supporting the roll-out and ongoing operation of community radio services on DAB+.

What’s on your playlist?
I enjoy listening to DIY obscurities from the past and present in equal measure. Some current-day punk and punk adjacent favourites include Warm Bodies, Special Interest, Swab, Grass Widow and Parsnip. I’m currently obsessed with Solange and an 80s power pop band called Game Theory.

What is your passion away from the CBAA?
For a long time, making radio was my biggest passion! I’m taking a small break from volunteering at the moment to pursue some other interests. I love playing music, reading as much as I can, and walking in the bush. I spend a lot of time trying to win favour with my cat, Wanda.

You will soon be participating in the McKinsey Youth Leadership Forum on a scholarship. What are you hoping to gain from this program?
I’m looking forward to receiving valuable feedback and insight into my capacity and effectiveness as a leader, and the opportunity to meet some great people from diverse organisations and industries. I hope to learn new skills and knowledge to feed back into the sector through my role at the CBAA.
Register for the CBAA Conference 2019 and attend the workshop DAB+ Digital Radio - Service and Program Information​. ​Presented by CBAA's Emma Ramsay in partnership with CMTO.

See the complete Conference program here.
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