The Federal Budget contains cuts of $1.4 million p.a., funding that currently keeps community radio stations broadcasting on digital in 5 capital cities. Community radio’s standing alongside public and commercial broadcasters is at risk.
The good news is that community radio has great community support and during this election campaign we’ll be speaking up loud and clear and calling for both the Coalition and Labor to restore the funding if they win government.
Sign the petition below and we’ll make sure that both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten get your message.
Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten, as a supporter of community radio I’m asking you to reinstate funding to keep community radio on digital if you win government.
Community radio serves so many Australians; from radio reading for people with a print disability to programming in the different languages spoken across our country, to Indigenous broadcasters, faith based stations, regional stations and youth stations.
Please don’t leave community radio behind.
We can’t stop listening to this awesome new release from Dysphemic!!
With a beautiful story behind it, this mesmerising EP is available for free download…. Check it out below!
Dysphemic – Inter-G-Lactic
Released 19 Jan 2016
Returning with his second release on Gravitas Music, Dysphemic perfectly melds glitch hop with 1980s sci-fi soundtrack vibes on “Inter-G-Lactic”. Julian, who is better known as Dysphemic, has co-created this cosmically minded EP alongside his brother Yiani as a tribute to their father, Vernon Treweeke, who passed alway last year. Well known for his visually psychedelic paintings, Vernon was a well respected figure within the Australian and international psychedelic community; his legacy lives on through his sons and their musical memorial to his achievements.
The freshman tune “Age Of Vern” kicks things off with conscious hip hop cut fueled by classy Spanish guitar and funky yet smooth bass lines. Things get a bit heavier with the title track; well-tuned synthesis plays beautifully alongside filtered, twangy guitar riffs. Called “a tour de force of Balkan and Middle Eastern string sounds” by The Untz, “Anatoli” dips deep into an exotic aesthetic while continuing the larger aesthetic of the album. “Decompression” brings up the rear with its intricately resampled reese basses and broken, pulsing drum beat.
About DeliRadio & DeliRadio Concert Network
DeliRadio is the leading streaming radio platform that “spins” touring artists in the cities and towns where they have upcoming concerts.
For musicians, clubs and promoters, DeliRadio has quickly become an essential channel for connecting with local music lovers and driving ticket sales ahead of events. Listeners worldwide can stream their local music scene, and any artist can join DeliRadio – all free of charge. Artists are in 100% control over songs are available for streaming.
The DeliRadio platform powers DeliRadio Concert Network: the network of thousands of venues and festival lineups — transformed into streaming radio stations. Listen to the calendar for LA’s iconic Roxy Theatre onRoxy Radio, or Wakarusa Music Festival’s lineup on Wakarusa Radio.
‘rascal recommends’ – I found this a great way to find and share new music, as well as check out whats happening at different venues around the world, which has it’s many benefits to punters, music lovers and artists alike! – I found awesome EDM act from New York, NY, USA, Break Science, currently having a good listen and now posting the widget…how bout that
Where We Stand
The Earth is dying. No — the Earth is being killed. We are losing cultural and biological diversity at rates unheard of in the history of our species, and despite all our efforts, these rates are only accelerating.
From global warming to genocide, the crises that confront us are not accidental — as if politicians and business leaders were somehow independently deciding to murder union organizers, pollute the seas or strip the land. Rather, these atrocities flow from a global economic system that requires them to maintain its functioning.
The Earth is being murdered by a global system that tortures and murders every human or nonhuman that it cannot dominate. This system kills hundreds of thousands of civilians a year in wars for oil and water. It tortures millions of nonhuman animals a year in laboratories and factory farms. It destroys indigenous communities, dispossesses small farmers, enslaves workers in fields and factories, and poisons every living thing with chemicals and radiation.
War has been declared, and we are all losing. These are not opinions. These are well-known, well-documented truths. The question is, what are we going to do about it?
What is Root Force?
Root Force is a strategic campaign designed to exploit weak points in the global economy and hasten the system’s collapse.
1. Promotes anti-infrastructure analysis and action, based on the recognition that infrastructure expansion is a weak point of the system. Because the US economy is particularly dependent on the resources of Latin America, Root Force emphasizes opposing the infrastructure that provides access to those resources.
2. Provides resources to anyone fighting infrastructure.
3. Makes it easy for people to plug in to anti-infrastructure organizing, even if there is no current anti-infrastructure campaign nearby.
4. Facilitates connections and information sharing between groups and campaigns that are working against infrastructure.
To learn more about Root Force, follow the links to the right.
Want to skip the theory and go straight to the action? Get involved!
Join the Uprising!
With your participation, the Root Force campaign can be a potent tool to help bring this system down. But it needs you. The whole planet needs you.
It’s time for all of us to make sure that “solidarity” and “revolution” are more than just empty words. It’s time to renounce a First-World privilege founded on genocide and extinction.
It’s time to bring it all down.
Our community radio stations are at serious risk.
The Commission of Audit last week recommended that funding for the Community Broadcasting Program be scrapped.
The Government is set to hand down its Federal Budget on Tuesday. If the Government adopts the Commission of Audit’s recommendation in the budget, we could see community radio stations across the country forced off air.
Will you help protect our community radio stations by emailing the Treasurer now?
We have less than five days to ensure cuts to community radio stations don’t end up in the budget.
Take a minute right now to email the Treasurer Joe Hockey and tell him that our community radio stations are too important to be put on the scrap heap.
We know that community radio is an integral part of the Australian broadcasting landscape. Community radio provides vital content for so many different communities, especially Indigenous, ethnic, seniors, youth, the vision impaired, religious, and the arts communities.
We can’t afford to lose any of the stations who provide local content that commercial and public broadcasters can’t or won’t cater for.
Help protect our community radio stations by clicking here to email the Treasurer.
Thanks for your support,
President, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
and the Commit to Community Radio team
‘BIG UPS to NDC on the 100th GIG – from New Lost City to New Dub City hey!
New Dub City hit the ground running in 2014, with a new line up and exciting shows ahead. After a killer performance at St Kilda Festival, the group are set to play their 100th gig in their hometown of Melbourne and head to the Top End of Australia for a run of shows and community workshops.
In just four short years, New Dub City’s ever-evolving lineup has toured to over 20 towns, cities and communities in 3 countries, including a two-week tour of the remote Ngaanyatjarra Lands in the Western Desert. In that time, producer and frontman Ali MC has presided over four releases – a 7 inch single, an EP, two albums and numerous remixes, plus 8 music videos.
Their latest album ‘Tap Tap’ is a beats-based journey from Redfern, the Caribbean, West Africa and beyond, which takes the listener on a bass heavy exploration through much of the so-called Third World – places that Ali MC has had first hand experience with.
New Dub City are renowned for their high energy shows and passionate vocal delivery, and currently features the West African drumming and dance styles of Shabba, didgeridoo rhythms courtesy of Matty MC, and in-your-face backups from Biz.
More of a family than a band, New Dub City sees members add their styles and vibes onstage, in the studio and onscreen as the group expands and evolves.
New Dub City will play their 100th gig at their local haunt Bar Open (Fitzroy) on Saturday April 26, and look set to tour the Top End in the dry season.
Reclaim Food Freedom this Permaculture Day with Freo Permies, Permaculture West and every person, chicken and honey bee in the Perth region. Whether you are a gardening guru or an aspiring green thumb there will be something at this event for YOU!!
Come learn some new skills and techniques at the array of workshops, be inspired by the community garden tours and take home a new permaculture outlook for your garden – with seedlings and soil amendments to boot!!
Festivities will journey through the community gardens of Hilton Harvest Community Garden, FreOasis and arrive at FERN Fremantle Environmental Resource Network, to celebrate all things permie, and FERN’s 10 year anniversary. This will include music from Charlie Mgee and the Formidable Vegetable Sound System, Public Son and Wren and the Ravens.
So come join the world on the special day and green up your life!!