4ZZZ builds newsroom capacity to contribute to national current affairs program The Wire

Amy Leiper, 5th April 2022
CBAA announced today that Brisbane community radio station 4ZZZ will be contributing content to the sector's flagship current affairs program, The Wire, available via the Community Radio Network.

Having established a newsroom 45 years ago when 4ZZZ was founded, the station has always had a focus on local news.

Stephen Stockwell, 4ZZZ’s Station Manager, said,

“News has always played an important part of our station’s offering. We have a well-established training program for students because we know news talent needs to be fostered.  We are looking forward to contributing to The Wire so that our community is also included in the program.”

Abe Killian, CBAA’s Community Radio Network Manager, said,

"We welcome 4ZZZ to The Wire and look forward to their involvement. It has always been our plan for the program to be a national effort and I am pleased to see so many community radio stations stepping up to contribute. They understand the importance that the program represents the whole country.”

Coordinated by 2SER and 4EB4ZZZ joins The Wire community radio station contributors: Radio Adelaide, FBi Radio, and RTRFM with more stations coming onboard in 2022.

The Wire is a daily current affairs program, produced for and broadcast exclusively on community and First Nations radio stations around Australia.

The flagship national program has provided a significant alternative voice in Australian current affairs since 2004. Stations broadcasting The Wire are spread across city, country and remote parts of Australia. They include many remote First Nations communities and places with no other broadcast media.

The Community Radio Network satellite and the CAAMA Radio satellite deliver the live program to more than 200 stations each weekday.

Learn more about The Wire.

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On the evening of Saturday 8 November, community broadcasters from across Australia gathered in Adelaide for the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s (CBAA) annual Awards. The Awards are a celebration of community broadcasting excellence and recognise the accomplishments of community radio stations and personnel across 23 categories.


The flagship national program for the community radio sector since 2004, The Wire is a significant alternative voice in Australian current affairs.


Community radio's national current affairs program The Wire is a great way to add some quality current affairs and talk content to your local programming. And the good news is the show is now running the full 52 weeks, so why not try it out over summer?