Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 23rd October 2020 The CBAA is pleased to see the Federal Government’s recognition of the community broadcasting sector’s hard word and dedication throughout and in the aftermath of Black Summer. Throughout the bushfires that impacted much of Australia during the summer of 2019-2020, over 80 community broadcasting services either broadcast emergency information or played […]
Thanks to Robin Tennant-Wood
Thursday 13 August, 2020 Speaking at the Senate Finance and Administration Committee hearing into the bushfires this week, Braidwood FM station manager Gordon Waters praised the work of his station’s volunteers and asked for more recognition of the role community radio plays in emergencies. “For listeners in our area we were the only source of information from […]
Live today from 11:15am-12pm, CBAA and station representative 88.9FM – Braidwood will present “lessons to be learned in relation to the Australian bushfire season 2019-2020” to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee’s inquiry. Watch live as we give evidence about the value of community radio in times of emergencies: bit.ly/3afv4W8
“When it comes to community radio … it’s vital as a service there in Braidwood and I have no doubt that during the fires you were absolutely relied upon, because it’s local, committed people, largely volunteers.” Anthony Albanese, Braidwood FM. You can listen to the Interview here During the Eden-Monaro by-election, Braidwood FM (pictured) questioned Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese on key […]
“The local volunteer radio station became our version of London Calling” Walker says, referring to the BBC’s wartime broadcasts to Nazi-occupied Europe. “We turned on the radio every hour to hear where the fires were.” Article from the Sydney Morning Herald https://www.smh.com.au/culture/art-and-design/darkest-hours-inspire-artistic-response-20200706-p559h4.html
From the Community Broadcasting Foundation. Our friends at 88.9FM – Braidwood were amongst the first community stations at the front-line of emergency broadcast updates over the recent summer bushfires. They sustained a mighty service providing crucial updates to their local communities in and around the Budawang National Park and Mongo National Park in the Southern Tablelands of NSW – for two […]
Mike Kelly, who is the federal member for Eden-Monaro, spoke in Parliament about the vital role community broadcasting plays in our communities, whether it be keeping people informed during disasters or giving a voice to the many groups that make up our multicultural society.