Community Media News Edition #43 September 2020

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In Community Updates, we share the news of BCfm’s new local oral history podcast, Hot Radio’s drive-in cinema broadcast, there are new presenters at Erewash Sound, and Bletchley Girls - a new radio play about Bletchley Park. We highlight the fundraiser for Ian at East Coast Radio and we have a blog post from Pippa at Love Local Radio.

In Strategy, Policy and Licensing, the Notes from the CMA’s last meeting with Ofcom are published and the news that the temporary COVID RSLs have been extended,

In Podcast, Audio & Digital, the Fantastic Noise podcast makes a welcome return, Radio 1’s Christmas presenter search is now open, and we share how the i newspaper doubled its Instagram followers. Local Radio Day is on 12th October and Gresham College has a series of interesting lectures about how BBC Radio has helped to shape musical taste.

In Funding & Awards, the Audio Content Fund is open until the end of this month, the deadline for the Audio Production Awards is coming up, Radiophrenia has an open call for submissions, and there is some funding news.

In Events & Training, there’s news of the Creative Access Audio Masterclass and the BBC is running a free online conference called Sounds Amazing 2020.

Finally in Tech Corner, the WorldDAB General Assembly 2020 event is gong online, there is an article about car radios and the future, and we finish with a crowdsourced library of tools, services and resources relating to the pandemic.

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