Bridging service gaps at small and remote stations

June 23, 2020

Screenshot of SALTFM website donation form

Every week in big cities and remote locations around Australia, stations are completely absorbed in the business of delivering engaging and informative content to their communities.

More often than not, these stations are run by a small army of passionate volunteers who donate thousands of hours to keeping stations on air. But for some stations, there is little time and few resources available to review and improve their technology or day-to-day operations.

This is where the Small Station Capacity Building Project comes in. Designed to help bridge service gaps in small faith-based stations, this project was the catalyst for a significant number of local actions and activities across all Christian Media & Arts Australia’s (CMAA) community broadcasting stations.

These activities included providing small stations with access to centralised technology and online services that have helped to improve their sustainability and increase their audience reach. An example of this is the introduction of online donation capacity for community radio station websites.

“The funding from CBF has made a huge difference to small Christian stations that are now seeing higher listener numbers and, importantly, greater community engagement and support.”

Donate today to help us continue supporting broadcasters to collaborate on solutions to increase small station’s sustainability . Learn more about how your support will strengthen independent Australian community media.