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Media Release - Community radio gets funding for digital services

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) welcomes the commitment of $6.1million funding by the Australia Government, for targeted funding of community digital radio and costs associated with ACMA’s changes to the 803-960 MHz frequency. IRCA also congratulates the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia for its role in putting the funding case to the Australian Government. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio...

Special Notice

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Download IRCA Proxy Form here NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING To be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Alice Springs Northern Territory 3.00– 4.00pm CST Wednesday 24 May 2017 Agenda Present and Apologies IRCA Chairperson welcome and report Motion re eligibility for nomination of Directors Motion:  That the requirement in Clause 6.2.1.7 of the IRCA Constitution that “nominees for IRCA Director have been an Ordinary Member Representative or...

The Go-To Radio Service

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio the go-to radio service Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio is the go-to radio service for government information and news in very remote communities. With a high weekly listenership of 80% of very remote peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio is the preferred channel for factual content, rating above television and the Internet. One aspect of its high listener rates...

Media Release - Diverse people, stories and lands converge

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Diverse people, stories and lands will converge on 22, 23 and 24 May to invigorate the powerful and connected voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media. Apurte irretye-ke iwerre anyente-le translates as meeting together and moving in one direction in the local Arrernte language of Mbantua (Alice Springs). Converge is a national media summit that will see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media workers and organisations from across...

Media Release - Congratulations to new CAAMA CEO Karl Hampton

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Board, staff and membership of Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) congratulate Karl Hampton on his appointment as the new CEO of Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA). Karl brings extensive experience to this role, including having been the Member for Stuart in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 2006 until 2012. During this time he served in several Ministerial portfolios, including Minister...

Women Listeners & Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Radio

Monday, February 27, 2017

The 2016 Remote Indigenous Media and Communications Survey shows a lot about women’s connections with remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio. It also shows a lot about men’s connection with radio as well as people in the 18-39 and 40 plus age groups. We are starting this month with women’s radio listening preferences. Each month from now we’ll be profiling key findings for different population groups. IRCA is currently...