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National Community Radio Listening Grows in Australia

Over 5 million people tune in to 450+ not-for-profit, community-owned and operated radio services operating across the country each week. These stations provide programming that caters to the needs and interest groups of their communities and contribute to and reflect an Australia that is an open society, a strong democracy and a vibrant culture.

Community broadcasting is Australia’s largest independent media sector, a key pillar in the Australian media landscape, and recognised internationally as one of the most successful examples of grassroots media.

According to the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA), Community radio stations play an important role in providing a voice for communities that aren’t adequately serviced by other broadcasting sectors, including: Indigenous Australians,

Ethnic communities, Educational services, Religious communities, People with a print disability, Music, arts and cultural services and others. (C+T Mag)