CRN Segments

CRN Segments available for use on your station

Martin Walters, 30th June 2015
Print

The first round of CRN Segments 2015 is still available for use on your station. Each series is comprised of 10 short pieces, the content is diverse, and will be well-suited to radio magazine programs and specialist shows alike.

We'd like to thank all the producers and their home stations for the efforts that have gone in to creating and sharing this content.

A second round, featuring 10 more series, will be released at the end of 2015, and we'll be doing this all again in 2016, thanks to CBF financial assistance.

For CRN subscribers:

  • Access via DDN is now complete.
  • Access via download is still available from this link.

 

CRN Segments Round One

CRN Segments_An Australian in New York.jpgAn Australian in New York    
Produced by Callum Moncrieff, 3MBS, Melbourne
A series of face to face interviews with composers, musical theatre performers, actors, musicians and arts managers - all Australians. Each subject offers their unique insight into what it's like to live in one of the fastest moving cities in the world. What inspires them, how did they find themselves there, and what advice can they offer anyone else thinking of accepting the challenge of achieving their dreams in New York. 

CRN_Building the Knowledge Economy.jpgBuilding the Knowledge Economy
Produced by Joshua Nicholas and Ellen Leabeater, 2SER, Sydney.
In this series we hear about the challenges for the developing "knowledge economy" in Australia, and how we can encourage entrepreneurs to ignore the siren call of easier capital, abundant labour and fantastic infrastructure in other countries.

  • 5-8 minutes per segment
  • Tags: business, technology, Tasmania
  • PDF icon Synopsis sheet
  • Listen to a sample

Spreading the Word imageSpreading The Word    
Produced by Noddy, Triple H 100.1 FM, Hornsby
A series focusing on the people who work behind the scenes in the Australian music industry to help spread the word for the artists they represent. This is an interesting insight into the often overlooked area of the music scene, which in addition includes tips for musicians, as well as advice for those considering a career in music public relations.

  • 5-8 minutes per segment
  • Tags: Australian music, public relations, music industry
  • File Synopsis sheet
  • Listen to a sample

CRN Segments_ImpactImpact    
Produced by Randell Green, Life FM, Gippsland 
We have all heard of Captain Cook, Ned Kelly and the Eureka Stockade but what about inventor John Ridley whose “reaping machine” saved a bumper South Australian harvest; or Daniel and Janet Matthews who became a voice for justice against the cruel treatment handed out to Aboriginal people? Impact will introduce your radio audience to lesser-known Australians who had a lasting influence across a broad spectrum of Australian society. The common link with all these people was their Christian worldview and faith that became the motivating force behind what they said and did.

  • 90 seconds per segment
  • Tags: history, Christianity, social justice
  • Microsoft Office document icon Synopsis sheet
  • Listen to a sample

My Ordinary Life seriesMy Ordinary Life    
Produced by Hannah Southcott, 2SER, Sydney   
An interview series exploring the lives and achievements of people who were born or are living with a disability. These pieces will explore their lives, the trials and the triumphs, the ordinary and the extra-ordinary.

  • 5-8 minutes per segment
  • Tags: society, lifestyle, disability
  • File Synopsis sheet
  • Listen to a sample

CRN Segments_Dear HelloDear, / Hello?    
Produced by Josie Smart & Izzy Roberts-Orr, Triple R, Melbourne  
Dear, / Hello? is a series of raw, honest audio-stories produced with the intention of humanising issues that are often dehumanised in the mainstream media. These stories are told in the form of ‘open letters’, which are read aloud by a range of presenters, and cover a broad range of experiences. Real stories from real people about real issues, all with the intimacy that comes with letter-writing. This series features a diverse range of voices, some with previous experience in poetry and writing, and some who are being given a platform for the first time.

  • 3 minutes per segment
  • Tags: society, lifestyle, storytelling
  • PDF icon Synopsis sheet
  • Listen to a sample

Voiceability series - 4ZZZVoiceability   
Produced by Kim Stewart, 4ZZZ, Brisbane
What do you know about the lives and interests of people with cognitive difficulties?  Likely not much, because representation of people with intellectual disabilites (ID) in the mainstream media is practically non-existent.  This reflects a wider lack of social inclusion of people with ID. Understanding this problem, social activists from the Community Living Association and WWILD-Sexual Violence Project got together with Community Radio 4 Triple Zed in Brisbane to run a 14 week radio group, the Ability Radio Project. Our co-produced radio series, Voiceability, is the result.

  • 5-8 minutes per segment
  • Tags: society, lifestyle, disability
  • File Synopsis sheet
  • Listen to a sample

CRN Segments_Off the Record ReviewOff the Record Review    
Produced by Brian Wise, Triple R, Melbourne
A series of reviews of notable album releases for 2015 from international and local artists, presented by Brian Wise, the veteran host of Off The Record & the founding editor of Rhythms magazine.

  • 5-8 minutes per segment
  • Tags: music, blues & roots, Australian music
  • PDF icon Synopsis sheet
  • Listen to a sample

CRN_Top Three TipsPearls of Parenting Wisdom   
Produced by Sally Cusack, Bay FM, Byron Bay
Leading birthing and parenting instructors will share their insights and experience for new and expectant parents, and extended family for raising children. This is a project of the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Radio Show, a community project that is into its tenth season at BayFM. An inspiration of volunteer organisation Maternity Choices Australia , our show honours a woman's right to choice, her body, her baby, and her birth. We hope to inspire and inform you, our sisterhood and families, through the thresholds of birth and your unique journey to motherhood and parenthood.

  • 5-8 minutes per segment
  • Tags: society, lifestyle, health, parenting
  • PDF icon Synopsis sheet
  • Listen to a sample

CRN Segments_Psych BitsPsych Bitz   
Produced by Jessica Revill, Radio Skid Row, Sydney   
A series of practical insights and skills for a healthy mind, produced in skit form with loads of wit accompanying the wisdom.

  • 3 minutes per segment
  • Tags: society, lifestyle, health, relationships
  • PDF icon Synopsis sheet

Facebook comments

Related

Article

Do you have the essentials for a new family’s best possible start?

Article

The CRN Segments initiative is a new opportunity for producers to flex their creative thinking, develop production skills, and share radio content on a national platform. Round One of 2015's two intakes has been confirmed, and these series are now in production and will be available for local use on stations, through the Community Radio Network service, from July.

Article

Post-war British boarding schools were a combination of Lord of the Flies and Dickens - cruel and rampant.