Agenda – Community Radio: role, practice and sustainability.

Finding a Voice
Community Radio: role, practice and sustainability.

Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations, University of
Glamorgan, Cardiff – 1 May 2008

The community sector of UK radio has come a long way since the pilot stage just a few years ago.  We now have 100 stations, including eight in Wales, broadcasting an impressive range of contrasting sounds

Often run on a shoestring and with very few paid members of staff, how do stations manage to produce quality programme content on an ongoing basis?
And how will stations manage to survive financially from year to year?

During this free event we will be confronting issues relating to policy, funding and practice with a variety of speakers from around the UK and beyond.  We will be considering various models of funding and discussing
the role of community radio in a multichannel media scene.

A number of community stations will discuss and play examples of their output, contributing to an open debate on approaches to providing sustainable programming.

The day should be a stimulating forum for workers and volunteers in radio, policy makers, academics and communities that have, or are hoping to get, their own radio station.

For more information please contact Diana Brand (dbrand@glam.ac.uk)

To register, please contact Jackie Aplin, (jsaplin@glam.ac.uk) 01443 668596

Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations
Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries,
University of Glamorgan,
ATRiuM, Adam Street,  Cardiff CF24 2FN

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