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Around the Grid this week (CRN): 20 - 26 February 2015

Martin Walters, 27th February 2015

The CBAA's Community Radio Network distributes a selection of the best news, talk, music and entertainment programs from around the community radio sector, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This week, community radio stations can tap into:

Real World Gardener (2RRR)

For the green thumbs and fresh food fans - this week Marianne was joined by Ian Hemphill for his Spice It Up segment and examined fennel, the seed and plant. Also on the show, the best tips on growing mung bean sprouts and shoots on the kitchen bench, and growing perennial Primelea or Australia Rice flowers.

Q-mmunity Network News (JOY FM)

Sydney siege leads Liberal Senator to change his mind on gay marriage - this week QNN led with the story of openly gay Federal Liberal Senator Dean Smith calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage for the first time, following the Sydney siege.

National Rock n Blues Show (WOW FM)

Bring me the Zappa! Ray Jennings' overnight rock juggernaut featured a triple play from Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, as well as perennial favourites like Johnny Winter, ZZ Top, Metallica, The Black Keys, Joe Bonamassa and Alligator Blues.

See the CRN Program Guide for more information on what's available to stations this week.  If you missed one of these programs the first-time round, contact CRN staff for access. 

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Each show features live recordings taken from performances at Q Music’s premier music networking event Big Sound, andr Beau FM’s in-house live recording project, Live@The Train Station, where local and touring musicians drop in and record.


A series that looks at the different and varied layers of the same sex marriage survey


The Community Radio Network and JOY 94.9 presents a special Word For Word radio series - Modern Families and The Law. Hosted by award-winning producer and broadcaster Dean Beck, the series explores some of the legal difficulties and complexities faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people when interacting with the laws of the land.