Archives for category: #CBAA2012

‘Excellence in Community Participation’

Nambucca Valley Radio 2NVR


‘Outstanding Volunteer Contribution’  

Michael Smith (3CR)


‘Best Digital Media Initiative’

Radio on Demand (3RRR)

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We asked some of the panelists and people from the ‘Content, Development and Making Media’ discussion what they believe is the most important piece of content they have made or facilitated.  To hear it, click here.

Treasures of the Deep Blue Internet was held in the media lab on Friday. The session covered a range of online tools using an online ‘treasure hunt’ with quiz questions as a framework. The session covered the following tools:

Crowdfunding – looked at Pozible and also resources created by the Australia Council for the Arts, The Crowdfunding Roadshow. Crowdfunding is a very effective way of raising funds for targeted outcomes, a crowd funding project could form the backbone of a supporter drive or used as stand alone funding drive.

Team Viewer – remote access software that allows any computer to access and control another computer. Don’t feel like going all the way to your station 3am to sort out your play out system Team Viewer is a very easy to use alternative. Dan Callaghan from Community Radio Network showed us a demo.

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From the CBAA 2012 in Melbourne, SYN Bloggers bring you the the Plenary on Building Capacity.



Speakers in this Pleanary include:

Peter Batchelor – President of CBF
Sentator Scott Ludlam – Greens Party
Stephen Hahn – CBO Project Manager
David Sice – CBAA Technical Consultuant
Kath Letch – General Manager of CBAA

For the full audio podcast of the plenary, click here

Senator Scott Ludlam, Stephen Hahn, Kath Letch and David Sice at #CBAA2012

If there were two things to take away from this morning’s panel discussion, titled ‘Building Capacity’, it’s that we need to protect our spectrum and get loud about our integral role in Australian lives.

The morning started off with a report from Community Broadcasting Foundation president, Peter Batchelor, which seemed to set the tone for a main focus of the morning- funding. Though much was discussed, the main points of focus for the CBF were identified as funding support for community television, content development funding, financial distress assistance as well as emergency grants for television. Batchelor also addressed the lack of government funding for AMRAP and the digital radio project, raised for the first time today though by no means for the first time at the conference.

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Second up to the plate was guest speaker, Greens’ Senator Scott Ludlam, talking about why he believes the government should support the community media sector and why it is so important. He addressed his key belief as to why the community radio sector needs to exist, that being as the antidote to the banality of commercial radio, stating that commercial radio is “like listening to junk mail with a broadcasting licence”.

Tweets during Senator Ludlam’s address

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When you’re late to a workshop waiting for the lift…

…and you decide to take the stairs instead.

When you’re trying to connect to the Rydges wifi network and there is an IP conflict

When someone asks if you stole their seat between plenaries

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How was everyone’s first day at #CBAA2012? We speak to Matt Nock, Chris Jameson and Kyle Minall from JOY FM and Bec Petraitis from SYN.

After the today’s final plenary, Turn Up Your Radio, Chris Johnson spoke to us briefly about the importance of AMRAP for youthful artists.

Audio from Plenary 2

The National Listener Survey presentation and the Panel on Content, Development and Making Media with Tiga Bayles from  4AAA, Nicola Joseph from the Community Media Training Organisation,  Bryce Ives, former General Manager from SYN and Juliet Fox, Special Projects Coordinator with 3CR.

Recorded on-site by the LiveSYN team.


ImageSYN Blogger Declan Kelly chatted to Stephen Mayne about youth media involvement in today’s industry. This took place after Mayne’s Keynote adress at the CBAA2012 Plenary.

Click here to listen to the full interview.