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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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pgc_banner_300x150_1sponsored article from Phil Gray Consulting

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.

New film from Compassion Australia: Faith, Hope and Gloves

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An inspiring new 30 minute documentary, Faith, Hope and Gloves, is being released this month.

Produced and directed by Compassion Australia’s Creative Manager Andy Meier, the film tells the true story of the Hoppers from Mackay, Queensland: a family of five motorbike enthusiasts with a heart for children living in poverty.

After sponsoring Juan David through Compassion from when he was a young boy, the family travel all the way to the Dominican Republic to meet their now grown sponsored child—a brilliant medical student who longs to serve his community.

Community Representative – CV Asia Pacific, Melbourne

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CV Asia Pacific is seeking a Community Representative, for CV to promote yesHEis to the church within the State Capital, developing online evangelism and discipleship back into the local church. The Community Representative must be passionate about evangelism and maintain excellent interpersonal communication skills. The role is to promote the mission and to develop connection with local ministry leaders to communicate the vision and strategy for ministry partnership.

Film Distribution discussion paper

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Screen Australia is seeking input on its discussion paper regarding distribution for local feature films.

The paper called “Issues in Feature Film Distribution” looks at the challenges facing Australian film makers in a climate where “there is more content available than ever before but audiences are less willing to pay for it.”

Develop your greatest asset

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pgc_banner_300x150_1sponsored article from Phil Gray Consulting

In addition to our holistic provision of service offered to the radio industry, PGC also provides People Development (for leadership and the entire workforce) helping you achieve accelerated success, especially when dealing with your greatest asset – your teams of highly valued staff.

Regardless of the industry or setting (blue or white collar), we train and mentor your core leadership in principles and best practice fundamentals that cross over and are highly relevant to most industries.

Five Schools in Three Days

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In 2013, Samaritan’s Purse commenced our Schools for Cambodia program, aiming to construct 20 new schools in the Banteay Meanchey province of Cambodia in three years. Existing school facilities in this area are in total disrepair and classrooms are overcrowded leading to poor teacher performance and low student attendance. As the province is also in close proximity to Thailand, children are vulnerable to trafficking and child labour. By providing access to quality education, a whole generation can be lifted out of poverty and change the future of their nation.

Miracles Day changing lives

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Miracles Day is back!

On Thursday 27 August, 24 CMA radio stations throughout Australia will be partnering with CBM Australia to change the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.

Thanks to our radio partners, last year, Miracles Day raised 18,500 ‘Miracle’ gifts of sight. It was an outcome that far surpassed our expectations, so in 2015 we’re aiming for 20,000 Miracles!

Facebook Updates Video Algorithm

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Facebook is changing how it ranks videos, to focus more on views than engagement.

The site will now take into account how many times a video is unmuted or expanded to full size, when deciding how many newsfeeds to include the video in.

These measurements of how interactively people watch a video will be more important than the number of likes, shares and comments.

1500 Steps DVD hits USA stores

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1500StepsDVDCover_300x428Australian Christian film ’1500 Steps’ has been picked up by a USA distributor, with the DVD soon to be on sale across America.

The movie, directed by CMA member Josh Reid, has been selected for placement at Walmart stores across the USA and is also available in Christian bookstores in the USA and online. The DVD will be on Walmart shelves from Oct 6th.

The film is being distributed by Bridgestone Media Group.

Christiancinema.com published this review: “1500 Steps”: Run With Perseverance

Hope 103.2 sets world record with blanket drive

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Hope1032 blanket world record Aug2015_300x150Sydney Breakfast presenter Dan Widdowson has set a World Record as part of Hope 103.2′s winter blanket appeal.

The radio station held a blanket drive for Homeless Persons week, August 1-7. Listeners donated hundreds of new blankets and pillows for Parramatta Mission.

As part of the promotion the breakfast team planned to try and break the world record for the most blankets piled on a person, with Dan to co- host the show from underneath.