Community Radio symposium to be held at DCMS London office on 26th March

January 31, 2024
Jason Rosam
The Community Media Association and the UK Community Radio Network have come together to coordinate an all-day symposium to discuss the future of the community radio sector.

The event, which will be hosted in the London office of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport on 26th March, will bring together decision-makers from community radio stations with key external stakeholders.

Topics to be covered are expected to include a panel discussion on the future of community radio, presentations from external bodies including funders and organisations from the charitable and third sector, and representatives from government and Ofcom will speak about how they work with the sector.

Terry Lee, chair of the Community Media Association, said: “Community radio plays a vital role in fostering connectivity and amplifying diverse voices across the UK. As we gather for this symposium, the CMA acknowledges the critical juncture at which the future of community radio stands.

In navigating the challenges and opportunities before us, we recognise the development and impact of our sector in the last 40 years. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Department for Culture, Media & Sport for their invaluable support in making this event possible – underscoring their commitment to community radio, supporting its continued growth and impact.”

Further details about the event will be confirmed in due course. In the meantime, anyone who would like to attend should contact to notify the organisers of their interest.

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