Accessible studio project phase 2 (5YYY)
Triple Y is a regional broadcaster embedded into the South Australian community of Whyalla (Barngarla Country). The station’s disability access project has already made the station wheelchair/mobility friendly. The next phase will help build disability friendly toilet facilities. This project has already attracted three members with disabilities, who host their own shows.
New generator for supply interruptions (2MTM)
The communities of Coonamble and surrounding districts, in the northwest of New South Wales (Kamilaroi/Kawambarai/Weilwan Country), have experienced more volatile and longer lasting climatic events including the 2016-2019 drought, the 2020 bushfires, and flooding in March 2021. The power supply to Coonamble is not consistent or reliable during extreme heat and storms. CBF funding will support the purchase and installation of a generator to supply an alternative power source during supply interruptions so the station can continue to broadcast to their listening area and keep their community informed particularly during periods of natural disasters.
Transmission costs at Mt Herringback (7RGY)
Huon and Kingston FM, ‘The Southernmost Station in the Nation’, services the mountainous terrains of the Huon Valley and Kingborough council areas (Palawa Country) in Tasmania. The station relies on a number of transmission sites in the hills and the valleys to reach communities in the region. A CBF multi-year grant will maintain the vital transmission site on Mt Herringback so the station can continue to provide music, local news, interviews and up-to-date information for their communities.
Content and IT Coordinator salary subsidy (Radio MAMA)
Radio MAMA in Geraldton, Western Australia (Yamatji Country) promotes many community events including community health days, employment expos, NAIDOC community and school events, and local sports events. It also broadcasts the local football and the local state basketball league games. The Content and IT Coordinator is a valuable position helping to maintain a high level of quality programming services at the main station in Geraldton and in remote broadcasting stations located in Carnarvon, Meekatharra/Wiluna, Mt Magnet and Mullewa.
GWCRA transmission expenses (Gosford Wyong Community Radio Association Incorporated)
Gosford Wyong Community Radio Association Incorporated (GWCRA) was formed to share transmission facilities (antennae, combiner, cabling) and floor space for their four member stations on the NSW Central Coast (Darkinjung Country) : 2CCC Coast FM, 2CCM Todays Country 94one, 2SNR Radio Five-0-Plus and 2GCB Rhema Central Coast. Recent changes in ownership have resulted in the site owner only wanting to deal with GWCRA as a whole, rather than with four individual stations. Collaborative projects, like these, save costs and reduce the administrative burden for the partners involved.
Purchase back up power supply (3MDR)
3MDR located in Upway, Victoria (Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country) has a proud history of providing localised, accurate and up-to-date emergency information to their communities. Recent storm events, which caused widespread and lengthy power outages throughout the Dandenong Ranges, severely impacted 3MDR’s ability to engage with affected communities, provide essential information about community-based emergency response initiatives and other assistance. A CBF grant will help 3MDR be prepared for any future storm events with the purchase of an appropriate backup power supply.
Highland FM in Bowral NSW (Tharawal Country) is known for supporting musicians through interviews, promotion of emerging artists, live acts, listing events online and live music broadcasting. A CBF grant to create a live recording studio will mean the station can record and broadcast professional-quality live performances, including podcasts and on-demand services such as the production of original Australian music, Indigenous content, radio drama, comedy and human-interest podcasts. The studio provide a hub for local musicians to connect and collaborate, as well as create an additional income stream.
Radio and media training costs (4TCB Live FM)
Consultation with local schools revealed to Live FM in Townsville, QLD (Bindal/Wulgurukaba Country) that young people were interested in doing radio and media training. A CBF grant will support five new volunteer announcers from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, to undertake Certificate III in Screen and Media training.
Outside broadcast caravan maintenance/upgrade (103.9 Hope FM)
Hope FM, based in Esperance, Western Australia (Noongar Country) has successfully increased engagement with their local communities through outside broadcasting (OB) in their 1970s caravan. The station want to update the interior of the caravan to create a safe and accessible space for broadcasters who use wheelchairs/walkers and interview guests.