CRN Segments

CRN Segments: Round One series announced

mwalters, 6th May 2015

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. The first of 2015's two intakes has been confirmed, and these series are now in production. They will be available for local use on stations, through the Community Radio Network service, from July.

An Australian in New York    
3MBS, Melbourne   
A series focusing on known and unknown Australians forging artistic careers in New York City.

Building the Knowledge Economy
2SER, Sydney
In this series we will look at 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.

Dear, / Hello?    
Triple R, Melbourne   
A series of raw, honest audio-stories produced with the purpose of humanising issues that are often dehumanised in the mainstream media. These stories will be told in the form of "open-letters".

Life FM, Gippsland 
The series will introduce listeners to people who made a positive impact in Australia's past and helped shape the Australia we know today.

My Ordinary Life    
2SER, Sydney   
Exploring the lives and achievements of people who were born with or are living with a disability. This series will tell their stories - the trials and the triumphs, the ordinary and the extraordinary.

Off the Record Review    
Triple R, Melbourne
A series of reviews of notable album releases for 2015 from international and local artists.

Psych Bits    
Radio Skid Row, Sydney   
A series of practical insights and skills for a healthy mind.

Spreading The Word    
Triple H 100.1 FM, Hornsby
A series looking at the work being done behind the scenes in the Australian music industry to spread the word of artists and musicians, including interviews with various music industry professionals, who each share their own unique and individual insights into their work.

The Ability Radio Project    
4ZZZ, Brisbane
A co-production by people with an intellectual disability (ID) and their support workers.

Top Tips for Birth and Parenting    
Bay FM, Byron Bay
Leading birthing and parenting instructors will give their top tips for new and expectant parents, and extended family for preparing the arrival of a child.

Are you a community radio broadcaster or producer?  Applications for CRN Segments Round Two open in August.

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