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Community broadcasting: no cash for digital radio stations

The digital community radio sector needed $1.4 million in funding from the federal budget, but all it got was radio silence.

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Digital killed the community radio stars? Conroy’s fight with DJs

Community radio broadcasters around Australia say government funding to make the digital transition will come up short. Musicians are worried about the consequences.

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Govt kills the (community) radio stars, stations fear

Community radio — which plays more Australian music than commercial rivals — relies on a government-funded project to put tracks to air. But will that money be there in 2013?

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Life at a blind radio station

Brisbane’s 4RPH battles all the typical community radio station troubles: no money, old equipment, but plenty of enthusiastic volunteers. The biggest difference? As a station for the print handicapped, many of those working are visually impaired.

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FBi radio to stay on-air

Sydney community radio station FBi has scraped the cash together to stay on-air for at least another two years, thanks to supporter donations and a bit of help from Richard Branson.

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Community radio to Richard Branson: help!

In today’s media briefs, a Sydney community radio station comes up with a rich fundraising strategy, HuffPo internship costs $US13,000 and Google tells newspapers to buy robots.

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Media briefs: Spam bust … Community radio listenership explodes

Community radio listeners on the up … Canberra Times not for sale … Journalists Should Follow President Bush’s Example … Victim blaming or same old scare tactics? … Citizen Media Leaders: The Journalist With a Business Edge … World’s largest spam bust linked to Australia

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Survival of community broadcasting at stake

More distress from community broadcasting as the new Government apparently prevaricates over the sector that needs decisions perhaps more than any other if it is to survive, writes Margaret Simons.

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Community radio loses the fight for digital

Community radio stations have been locked out of ownership of digital radio, and therefore a large part of the future of the medium, writes Margaret Simons.

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Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

The Costello memoirs … the 2020 Summit … the Republic debate … community radio stations … opposition polling … tax reform …

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