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Special Grant for CMA Radio Station Members Chairman and Board Directors

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We have five full registrations to CONNECT16 including the gala dinner plus the Link Symposium and one nights accommodation to give away to new-to-attend board Chairs of CMA Member Radio Stations.

This special grant is available to the first five stations to apply.

We also have a further five free registrations to the LINK Symposium plus overnight accommodation to any Chairman of CMA member radio stations.

New CBF Planning Assistance Grants

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The CBF will launch the new Planning Assistance Grants in early February.

Thanks to the CBF consulting CMA, the grant has been extended to stations with up to $300,000 annual turnover. The grant provides up to $8,000 to assist stations develop and implement a new 2016 strategic plan. Funds have been increased from the initial offer enabling stations to hire professional help and coaching for plan development and implementation.

A dozen ways to grow your business

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CMA’s Link Symposium

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Tuesday April 19, 2016 (day before CONNECT16) – Just $99!

If you have a role at a Christian Radio Station – be it CEO, Program Director, Announcer, Volunteer, Director or in Sales or Fundraising – then the LINK Symposium is a not to be missed event looking at Radio in 2025. The day will focus on investigating disruption and technology implications for future radio business models.

The Hope Prize opportunity for writers

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The Hope Prize is a new national short story competition launched by The Brotherhood of St Laurence to encourage writing that transcends stereotypes of ‘the poor’.

“We want to encourage Australian writers to tackle a subject that is all too often hidden from public view or reduced to cliches,” say organisers. “We want to see perceptive prose and nuanced storytelling that reflects the resilience we know that people show in the face of poverty and testing times.”

Aussies watching Everytown Downunder this Christmas

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Everytown Downunder_300x226More viewers will be watching an award-winning Australian Christian TV series this Christmas after a nation-wide promotion this month.

Winner of this year’s Graham Wade Pilgrim Media Prize and CMA Award for Best Film/TV/Documentary, Everytown Downunder, is being promoted on radio stations across the country in the lead-up to Christmas.

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Introducing ultra106five’s new CEO

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Peter-Krause-300x150Tasmania’s Christian radio stations have welcomed a new CEO. Peter Krause has been appointed to the newly created role of CEO overseeing both ultra106five in Hobart and Launceston’s WayFM, and began in the job last week.

After nearly 10 years as ultra106five General Manager Nathaniel Garvin stepped down from the job this month to launch his own ventures. He remains involved in the Christian media sector as CMA’s Policy & Compliance Officer and on the Board of ultra106five.

New Grant Opportunity

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The Community Broadcasting Foundation has developed a new grant to help stations and sector bodies plan for the future.

The new Planning Assistance Grants will open on Feb 10th, with $10,000 available in the first round. Organisations can apply for up to $8000 to pay for consultants and facilitators, meeting venues, software, references and resources, project management.

Director of Public Engagement – Anglican Deaconess Ministries

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Anglican Deaconess MinistriesWorking with the CEO, the Director of Public Engagement will lead the establishment and development of public engagement programs at ADM.

A program for public engagement has been established so far: The Hub at ADM for Christian women leading for-profit, not-for-profit and arts initiatives seeking to bring about gospel-centred renewal. The Founding Cohort of The Hub began in November 2015, with a Class of 2016 envisaged for the coming year. The Board and CEO would like two further programs established: a fellowship program, and a Strong Girls program.

Director of Mercy & Justice Ministries – Anglican Deaconess Ministries, Sydney

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Anglican Deaconess MinistriesWorking with the CEO, the Director of Mercy & Justice Ministries will lead the establishment and development of Mercy & Justice Ministry programs at Anglican Deaconess Ministries (ADM).

ADM has committed to one program coordinating a 1 parish 1 refugee family response to welcome additional Syrian refugees who could be settled in Sydney.

The Board and CEO would like to see the establishment of a further international or community development program, in close partnership with local churches. One possible program theme would be Mother and Child Health.

CONNECT16 Registration NOW OPEN!

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C16 Significance 300x250Early bird registration is now open for CONNECT16 Significance, April 20-22, Gold Coastl.

You will get three amazing days, including the all new Digital Media Summit and Gala Dinner for $530 when you register today.

We have secured a some amazing speakers for CONNECT16, including:
Eric Metaxas: author, radio host and involved in the success of VeggieTales.
Lorna Dueck: executive producer, host and journalist with her own current affairs show.
Tracy Johnson: experienced broadcast executive, specializing in programming, marketing, talent coaching and management.

LAUNCH SPECIAL
Register before December 31 and receive the Digital Media Summit absolutely free!

2016 CMA Awards Entries Now open

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CMA is now accepting applications for three exciting awards:

  • Connect Radio Awards: Most Engaging Radio Prize
  • Screen Media Scholarship
  • The Pilgrim Graham Wade Media Prize 2016

Entries for the Screen Media Scholarship and the Pilgrim Graham Wade Media Prize close on 22nd January 2016.

Entries for the Connect Radio Awards: Most Engaging Radio Prize close on 1st Feb 2016.

Growth Indicators for Radio

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Not everyone can conduct 8 listener surveys a year, along with perceptual and habitual research along with an OMT or two as well as ongoing monthly music tests to stay in touch with the target and have confidence that we are growing or heading in the right direction.

Many radio stations, especially in the community sector use a wide range of INDICATORS OF GROWTH.

Coming Soon: CONNECT16 – Significance

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Registrations open early December with special super earlybird member only rates.

CONNECT:16 Media Conference plans are coming together and will feature a special pre conference LINK Symposium on Tuesday 19th April followed by a Digital Summit on Wednesday 20th and the Main Conference on the 21st and 22nd April.

More about the LINK Symposium below.

We’re also pleased to announce Eric Metaxas as CONNECT:16 Keynote and Gala Dinner speaker.

Was 2015 a winner of a year for your radio station?

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We all desire growth & increased levels of success each year – right? All success requires intentionality, a solid plan along with specific skills from a dedicated team to implement. These are keys so you can Achieve Accelerated Success.

These below 5 P’s are essential cornerstones every media outlet should focus on… these are all provided for within our Accelerate Program that has grown every one of our clients capacity and operation. This has seen them all experience remarkable growth year on year with our partnership.

Phil Randall elected CBAA President

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Phil Randall_Adrian Basso_CBAA2015_300x150Hope Media CEO Phillip Randall is the new President of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. Phil was elected to the role at the CBAA’s AGM & Conference on Sat 14th Nov.

Phil has served on the CBAA Board since 2008, including as Vice President for the past three years. He replaces Adrian Basso who has been CBAA President for the past five years.

New Media Leadership Development Prize

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Arrow Leadership logo_300x163CMA is excited to announce the launch of The Arrow Leadership Executive Media Leader Scholarship. This development award is designed to empower the next generation of leaders in our sector.

In partnership with Arrow Leadership, CMA is offering a $6000 scholarship for this inaugural award. CMA will sponsor one eligible leader from our sector to participate in Arrow Leadership’s Not-For-Profit Executive Leaders Program in 2016.

 

Casual Breakfast Presenter – Juice107.3, Gold Coast

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Gold Coast Working Holiday

Summer has arrived at the Gold Coast and nothing could be cooler than a working holiday at Juice 1073. Based at the iconic Main Beach just a two minute walk to the surf and sand and a four minute walk to Sea World, Juice 1073 broadcasts in Good Taste connecting to our 25 – 44 audience.

Right now we need an entertaining, fun, life-experienced anchor to co-present our Breakfast Show alongside CMA’s Outstanding Newcomer (2015) award recipient, Michael Connell.

What We Can Learn From The Best Year for Aussie Film

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2015 has been a big year at the box office for Australian films, with locally-made movies bringing in more than $64million already this year, surpassing the previous record set in 2001.

So what can we learn from this? According to Melbourne writer Glenn Dunks, there are five lessons to learn from the most successful year for home-made films in Australia’s history.

yesHEis short film competition winners

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Congratulations to the winners of the short film competition launched at the 2015 SPARC National Gathering in August.

Film makers were invited to apply to create a short film with yesHEis on the theme ‘Forgiven’, with a prize of $5000 Production Funding (plus Marketing & Distribution Support). Entries closed on Sept 4th, with yesHEis announcing the winners later that month.

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Your invitation to Australia Presents 2016

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Australia Presents_300x105CMA invites you to join us for Australia Presents 2016.

Australia Presents is a unique opportunity to be part of the world’s largest gathering of Christian Communicators, the International Christian Media Convention, in Nashville USA. In February 2016, CMA will present the very best of Australian Christian Media to the world. It will be our sixth year at the event hosted by the USA’s National Religious Broadcasters (NRB).

New in 2016:

  • Special “First Timers” deal
  • Suite Access to daily morning tea with special guests
  • Prominent Expo Kiosk Stand in a more strategic location

Take advantage of CMA’s Grants Review Service

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Maximise your chances of succeeding in your next grant application by taking advantage of CMA’s Grants Review Service.

Christian Media Australia longs to see the redemption and transformation of Australian lives and culture. Financial Grants play an important part in enabling our members to advance their vision and ministry of national redemption and transformation. In order to help guide, co-ordinate and improve outcomes for our members CMA has created a Grant Review Group.

Why do you do it? What’s the motivation?

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Why do you do what you do? What is your motivation? What drives you? Important to know yourself let along so as to share your vision and inspire people to ‘buy in’ or ‘take up’, or ‘be a part of’ what you are doing, what you are involved in… So ask yourself what motivates me…

Call for scripts: New Family Film Initiative

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screen australiaScreen Australia are calling for scripts for family movies. The new Family Film Initiative will provide funding for three screen writers to develop polished drafts for live action family films.

In launching the initiative Screen Australia acknowledged the dearth of family-friendly films despite their popularity and success at the box office, and says this new funding opportunity hopes to rectify that by bringing more movies for that market to our screens.

#goeverywhere Thunderclap set for Sept 30

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What would happen if every Christian shared their faith at once? We have an opportunity to unite every Christian voice and make the gospel go viral. #goeverywhere is a global campaign running during September, and is designed to flood social media with the Gospel message in a single day.

By signing up to #goeverywhere on the au.goeverywhere.global page, Christians schedule the gospel video, ‘Why I believe’, to be posted on their Facebook or Twitter accounts on September 30.

The benefits of a holistic approach

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Phil Gray Consulting provides a holistic approach which develops each department and integrates across the entire organisation, positively impacting the entire business. PGC offers consultation to a wide range of industries (from broadcast media, mining and construction, to health and business development, for government bodies and both commercial and not-for-profit corporations).

In this article we will review the wide range of areas of consultation we provide for our ongoing monthly Accelerate Program clients, specifically built for radio station consultation:

Christian radio listeners give sight to thousands

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CBM_Nepal OB team_2015_300x150Miracles Day 2015 results

More than 24,500 of the world’s poorest people will receive life-changing eye surgery thanks to generous listeners of Christian radio across Australia.

24 Christian radio stations around the country partnered with CBM Australia on August 27th to take part in this year’s Miracles Day.

98five’s new transmitter ‘Hope’

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98five new transmitter Sept2015_Hon. Nick Goiran with 98five staff and TXA - Credit Erin Tuckey_300x15098five Sonshine FM are celebrating a more secure future with the launch of a new listener-funded transmitter.

The transmitter was switched on with an official ceremony on Wednesday 2nd September, replacing the previous equipment which had been operating since the station began broadcasting almost three decades ago.