Woah – this almost passed us by here in the Live Delay offices. Lovely human Emma Ramsey wrote up an article on Live Delay in the August edition of CBX Magazine featuring some choice quotes from Andrew McLellan and Darragh Murray and a run down on how Live Delay came in to being.
It’s pretty chuff-worthy even to get nominated, and we’re chuffing away here in the Live Delay towers after we received a telegram announcing the shows nomination for best new music show in 2013.
The show is up against some stiff competition but it’s a testament to all the hours that go into bringing all this live music to the radiowaves each week – most which goes on behind the scenes by community radio volunteers.
We’ll have the announcement of the winner at the CBAA annual conference in mid-November so here is hoping. But until then – chuff away!
Yes! It’s here – the streaming version of Live Delay.
Miss the show no longer and listen back whenever you want – ’cause Live Delay is now available via soundcloud.
All shows from episode 21 onwards can now be heard back via Live Delay’s soundcloud account.
You can start right now by listen back to our latest episode – Episode 28 featuring God Bows To Math and Old Growth Cola.
More info on how to listen to Live Delay can be found on the ‘How Do I Listen’ page.
It seems that community digital radio is under threat!
Live Delay is a brand new show and will operate across Australia on many digital stations, including Zed Digital.
Ben Eltham discusses the issue further in a great blog post on Crikey today. Here’s a small extract:
The community radio sector is bigger than you think it is. Long seen as the poor cousin of the flashier commercial sector, there are more than 300 community broadcasters scattered around the country, ranging from large, semi-professional outfits in the capital cities to small outback radio stations catering to niche and specialist audiences.
The future of free-to-air broadcasting is digital – but for community radio stations, that future is now at risk.
Unless the Federal Government addresses a $1.4m funding shortfall in the upcoming budget to support current community digital radio services in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth many vital community services will have to be switched off.
CBAA President Adrian Basso says “any cuts to our digital radio services would be disastrous for media diversity, specialist programming and local and Australian content’.
The Commit to Community Radio campaign calls on Senator Conroy and the Government to commit to a digital future for community radio.
Community broadcasters should be entitled to affordable access to digital radio alongside the national and commercial radio sectors.
It’s critical for the future of all community broadcasters that we maintain our current community digital radio services and are not left behind in a digital broadcasting future.
For more information and to join the Commit to Community Radio Campaign go to committocommunityradio.org.au
Welcome to Live Delay.
Live Delay is a new and exciting foray into the world of live music. Broadcast via Zed Digital every Friday evening, Live Delay covers the weird, the wonderful, the shambolic and the polished – aiming to capture the spirit of the stage.
Using recordings and sets obtained from community broadcasters throughout Australia, Live Delay is true community-driven project that engages listeners, both young and old, through the universal thrill of live performance.
We’re proud to announce our debut episode, featuring live sets from Anonymeye, Keep On Dancins’ and El Motel, premieres on Zed Digital Friday November 30, 2012.
So grab your digital radio, set the dial to Zed Digital, and tune to Live Delay every Friday evening from 8-9pm.