For more information go to www.committocommunityradio.org.au
Radio 4EB's Digital Radio Service (GLOBAL) will probably stop broadcasting soon due to a Federal Government funding shortfall. Upon referral to the federal budget, it is understood that there is inadequate funding for the immediate future for digital radio for community broadcasters. Community Digital Radio has been broadcasting for two years and the government has not allowed enough time for stations to develop adequate revenue to maintain digital broadcasting (which is effectively a second station). All community radio stations operating a digital service could be affected.
Global, operating from studios purpose built for digital broadcasting within Radio 4EB provides unique multicultural radio programming to the ethnic communities of Brisbane. As Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has not provided adequate funds to the Digital Radio Project, Radio 4EB like many other community radio stations providing digital content will not be able to continue in the future.
Community Radio Independent Current Affairs program, 'The Wire' produced a story on Wednesday 15 May obtaining a reaction to the Budget from Community Radio station managers. The report was produced by Catherine Zengerer. Listen to the full report by clicking on the link
Today (Friday 17 May) ABC Brisbane Mornings presenter Steve Austin spoke with CBAA President Adrian Basso about the fight to keep the 37 Community Digital Radio stations on air around Australia.
Listen to the interview here thanks to ABC Radio Brisbane.
Brisbane City Council - What's happening this month...
Free Wi-Fi in Parks Program - The council is now offering Free wireless internet (Wi-Fi) access in 22 parks and public spaces across the city.
Register your Business with Free WiFi- Business owners offering free Wi-Fi to their customers are encouraged to register their business with the Brisbane City Council. All you need to do is email your business name and address to email@example.com
Draft New City Plan - Read more below
Homeless Connect - May 29 RNA Showgrounds - Read more below
Green Heart Fair - Brigade Park, Chermside - 2 June - 9am - 2pm
click on the link www.brisbane.qld.gov.au
Browse through a Russian Bazaar on Saturday 1 June from 10am - 4pm on Melbourne Street Green. This is a free event for you to experience local Russian Art, culture and the community.
See a mix of traditional and comtemporary arts and crafts as well as an impressive display of Russian Costumes and memorabilia.
This is a one day event on Saturday 1 June from 10am - 4pm. It's a free event presented by QPAC on Melbourne Street Green.
Encounters India has been a fantastic weeklong festival celebrating all things between Australia and India. The final two days are coming up and it' going to be a full weekend of cultural activities as well as a food festival at Soutbank, including a Bollywood performance on Saturday night. Enjoy the Indian atmosphere at Southbank Parklands
see the full program of events by clicking on
The famous Paniyiri Greek Festival will be staged this weekend at Musgrave Park just opposite the Greek Club. This festival has been running for 37 years and is not only the longest running cultural festival in Queensland but also the longest running Greek Festival in Australia.
It's a full weekend of everything Greek with over 30 food stalls and main stage entertainment which will include Greek Dancing with the Stars. There will also be a world record Zorba attempt over the weekend as well.
Join in the fun this weekend and come and say hello to our volunteers who will be with the 4EB promotional Van with some giveaways. It's also a great time to become a member of Radio 4EB and support the language programs on-air each week.
For more information go to www.paniyiri.com
The Lantern Parade walk for Refugees is coming up on Thursday 6 June (Queensland Day) and over 5,000 people are expected to show their support. This has become a signature event on the Queensland Multicultural calendar. This is a very public gesture demonstrating real support and a warm welcome for all refugees. It also provides a platform where refugees can showcase their presence and contribution as citizens.
The 2013 parade will begin at 5.00pm with a walk across Victoria Bridge, through Southbank Parklands and culminate in the Piazza for a vibrant community concert hosted by Lantern Ambassadors.
For more information Click on the link
The city of Malmo, Sweden's third largest city will be hosting Eurovision this year. The song contest is well known as Europe's favourite TV show and has been running since 1956.
The host city has participated 53 times resulting in 5 victories.
ABBA is the most successful Eurovision Song Contest winner. The Swedish pop band won the contest in 1974 and has enjoyed phenomenal success ever since.
The final is coming up tomorrow on Saturday 18 May. You can view all the news from Eurovision and watch the event live online by using the link:
The Running order for the Eurovision 2013 Grand Final has just been released:
See the full list here
In Australia, SBSTV will be showing the event over three nights from 17 May. Listen to Radio 4EB for all the latest news and music on Eurovision through several language group programs in the lead up to the final.
United Nations Senior Media Adviser Ari Gaitanis has returned briefly to Brisbane to visit family and friends and made time to spend some time on air with Peter Kotis on his popular Friday morning Greek program today (April 26).
During the interview he spoke about his life as a former ABC journalist here in Queensland before moving taking up roles as a journalist in Mexico, Spain and London. It was there he completed his Masters in War Studies before undertaking the United Nations entry examination.
Ari has now been with the United Nations organisation for more than 10 years and has served in many troubled zones around the world.
Speaking on Radio 4EB he said he tries not to think about the locations of where he is too much as it would get to the stage where you would not leave your safe compound.
Ari will be based in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan for the next twelve months observing the withdrawal of US troops from the war effected region.
A 30 minute QUTnews bulletin can be heard on Radio 4EBFM Monday to Thursday from 1.00pm - 1.30pm.
QUT News - the home of journalism is produced by students from the Queensland University of Technology.
QUT is a university for the real world. It's an opportunity for journalism students to work with industry experts and the latest technology to produce a professional news service during the year.
Graduating students in previous years have progressed to become fulltime journalists in the media and have become winners of prestigious Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism.
For all the latest in QUT News go to their website:
Radio 4EB continues to promote Foreign Films in Brisbane and this month Madman Entertainment presents the Danish Film 'The Hunt', an electrifying new film from Thomas Vinterberg and stars Mads Mikkelsen, Winner of best actor for this film at Cannes in 2012.
It's a powerful story that centres around the life of a much loved teacher whose world comes crashing down around him when a young girl tells a lie. It soon sprials out of control in a small community, testing life long friendships. Lucas (Mikkelsen) must summons all his strength in a fight for his life and dignity.
Don't miss 'The Hunt' in selected cinemas from May 2.
View the movie trailer here
The Hunt is supported by Radio 4EBFM
Transmission Films and Radio 4EB is promoting 'Haute Cuisine' The Christian Vincent Film that opened the recent French Film Festival in Brisbane. The film will be released on April 25 to Brisbane audience's at Palace Centro for a limited season.
The story is based on a real life story about a chef Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot) who becomes the private chef to the President of France. Despite jealous resentment from other kitchen staff, she quickly adapts to creating all the meals at the Elysee Palace in her own style.
View the Movie trailer here
Haute Cuisine is supported by Radio 4EB
The Dutch Radio Program was privileged this month to have the first female ambassador for the Netherlands in the studio for an interview as well as host a small reception for the Dutch Community.
Her Excellency Mrs Johanna Gerada Maria (Annemieke) Ruigrok was pleased to not only meet members of the Dutch community but also to be able to speak to the Dutch radio audience on Radio 4EB about her appointment to the position as well as her life story working in Foreign Affairs.
Listen to the Dutch Radio program on Tuesdays 5.15pm - 6.00pm & Wednesdays 3.00pm - 3.45pm on Radio 4EBFM 98.1
Dutch radio Group with the Netherlands Ambassador
The NEMBC has confirmed the 2013 National Conference will be held in Brisbane on 23-24 November. This year's conference will be hosted by Radio 4EBFM and will take place at 4EB and also at the Queensland Multicultural Centre nearby at Kangaroo Point.
The Queensland Multicultural Centre, The home of BEMAC is a new venue in Brisbane hosting a range of local, national and international multicultural performing arts events.
Queensland Multicultural Centre - 102 Main Street Kangaroo Point
Radio Training at Radio 4EB.
If you're thinking about a media career and looking for an opportunity to learn about radio, there's no better place to start than with Radio 4EB. Brisbane's only fulltime multicultural radio station offers a complete Panel Training course on Saturdays and Monday nights providing you become a member and are prepared to take part in a language or multicultural program. There are a number of Youth programs to choose from as well.
Broadcast/information sessions are held monthly for all new members and others interested in radio training while Panel Training courses are conducted every 8 weeks by a qualified Media Trainer.
The next broadcast/Information session
will be held on Tuesday night 4 June at 6pm.
You will need to become a member and register for this session by contacting Radio 4EB on 3240 8600
For more information on Radio Training go to the Training link on our menu.
'Fair Comment' An independent community radio Current Affairs Interview style program will air every Thursday on Digital Radio Channel 'GLobal' at 1.30pm. The new program produced by Radio 4EB and 4ZZZ will provide a fresh new focus on topics that are on your mind and will feature 'Fair Comment' from community broadcasters around Australia.
Listen on Thursdays to Global at 1.30pm and on ZED Digital at 6pm
Email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org
'The Wire' is an independent current affairs news program produced by a consortium of progressive community broadcasters from Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. The Program is produced in Brisbane on Fridays.
'The Wire' is broadcast on Radio 4EB Monday to Friday at 5.30am and Monday to Thursday at 1.00pm.