Community Broadcasting Online
Community Broadcasting in Australia is made up of over 350 independent, non-profit, community based broadcasting outletsFind a Station!
Community broadcasting is a unique media sector where stations are independently owned, operated, managed and supported by their communities. Community radio stations focus on supporting and developing local and Australian arts, music and culture in their programming, reflecting and developing a sense of Australian identity, character as well as cultural diversity.
Our audience is our community. 4,433,000 people listen to community radio in a typical week, that is 26% of Australians aged 15 and over. Listeners say that they listen because they like to hear specialist music programs, they value the provision of local information/local news, they hear local voices/local personalities, and because they hear Australian music and appreciate that community radio stations support local artists.
Community radio stations operate in towns and cities all across Australia, in rural, regional, metropolitan and suburban locations The stations provide diverse programming which caters to the needs and specialist interest groups present in local communities. Community radio stations promote active volunteer participation in media production rather than passive consumption of media.
Current technology has multiplied options for both delivery and consumption of radio. Our immediate future promises Community Digital Radio, Radio On Demand, Streaming Services, Mobile Platforms, Interactive Playlists and Socialised Radio. Radio makers are being taken beyond the transmission tower as media convergence extends and enhances the reach of programming. Stay up to date with advances, trends and speculation on how radio can be delivered via non-traditional channels including blogging, audiovisual feeds and podcasting by following the Radio 2.0 blog.