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Would you like help boosting the volume and diversity of programming on your station? Need to sustain your station’s programming overnight? Or something to fall back on when a presenter can’t make it?

Through the CBAA’s Community Radio Network (CRN), you can access a selection of the best news, talk, music and entertainment programs for your community radio station - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can tap into over 100 programs, including:

  • Special broadcasts covering major cultural and festival events
  • Informative talks programs
  • Good Morning Country, a country music breakfast show
  • Weekly current affairs including The Wire
  • Specialist music programs
  • Topical short inserts
  • The National Radio News service (additional subscription needed) 

As a CRN subscriber, you choose exactly what you’d like to use and when, allowing you to augmenting your own local content with specific programs of national relevance, build upon your programming with short inserts, or use the service as a fall-back when presenters can’t make it or you need something to broadcast overnight. 

The CRN service is always there for your station, offering stable, cost-effective broadcast quality audio, accessible via either the Digital Delivery Network (DDN) or live satellite audio feed, able to be broadcast live or captured for later replay. 

Who uses CRN?

Currently over 150 independent radio stations take content from CRN.

Where do the programs come from?

Coast to coast, and city to bush, over 50 stations currently contribute content to CRN.

 

Other Satellite Services

As well as distributing content from the CBAA’s Community Radio Network (CRN), the CBAA’s satellite Content Distribution Hub broadcasts content from the Radio for the Print Handicapped Australia (RPHA) service, the BBC World Service and Hope Media’s Inspire Digital Radio. Find out more about accessing this service. 

 

Andrew McLellan, 1st June 2020

Meet the producers, mentors and selection panel for NFDS 2020.

Think Stories and Ideas

Sharmaine Spencer, 30th April 2020

A new part of the award winning 'Think' series from 2SER is coming to the Community Radio Network. 

Afro Turn Up

Andrew McLellan, 28th April 2020

The Community Radio Network catches up with host and producer Kix.

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Katrina Hughes, 18th March 2020

The CBAA, through the Community Radio Network (CRN), is pleased to make available the full selection of CRN programming via FTP for stations adversely affected by COVID-19.

Katrina Hughes, 2nd March 2020

Hosted entirely by people aged between 9-16 years old, Primary Perspectives has been created specifically to provide an opportunity for young people to share meaningful dialogue about local/global community issues they care about.

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Sharmaine Spencer, 30th January 2020

In very exciting news the CRN program Recorded Live is set to celebrate its 400th show in early March. Recorded Live is a ‘bite size’ 14 to 18 min live music show, with the focus on live Australian music from the last 4 decades.

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Sharmaine Spencer, 28th January 2020

CBAA 2019 Community Radio Awards winner for Excellence in Innovative Programming and Content, Checkpoint, is joining the CRN in 2020! 
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Sharmaine Spencer, 21st January 2020

Two time CBAA Community Radio Awards finalist and the winner of the 2018 award for Excellence in News & Current Affairs programming, Another World, is joining the CRN in 2020! 

Andrew McLellan, 31st December 2019

A Q&A with host Peter Lehner, who has been behind the program for almost 6 years now. A national version of the program is available through the Community Radio Network.

Deadly Beats

Andrew McLellan, 30th December 2019

Approaching four years on air, each week Deadly Beats brings listeners the freshest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander hip-hop and more.

Hitsville USA - Motown Headquarters

Sharmaine Spencer, 11th December 2019

Look back at one of the most iconic times in music history over 8 parts.

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Sharmaine Spencer, 4th December 2019

Step Away from the Car is a series of 10 segments that get listeners thinking about using more 'active' choices when it comes to transport, choices that require us stepping away from the car.  

Mike Goodwin - Live in the Room

Sharmaine Spencer, 27th November 2019

Join Mike Goodwin for an intimate performance and chat with local Western Australian artists. 

Marion Cheedy Yurala

Andrew McLellan, 13th November 2019

In the Pilbara, the duties of a yurala are handed down from father to son through the generations, as they are called on to perform songs and dances to make it rain.

Dylan Storer Living Water and Money to Make

Andrew McLellan, 13th November 2019

In the north of Australia, enormous amounts of money are being invested in plans to irrigate using water from some of our wildest rivers.

Mia Armitage Living in Paradise

Andrew McLellan, 13th November 2019

The so-called national homeless crisis continues to impact communities everywhere, from cities to regional Australia.

David Brown Transport for People with a Disability

Andrew McLellan, 13th November 2019

Accessing transport can be a struggle for many, particularly if you have a disability. 

Saad Khalid Kings of the Desert

Andrew McLellan, 12th November 2019

Their work was tough and the life that they lived is a largely a forgotten chapter in Australia’s history.

Bernard Namok Junior Let It Fly

Andrew McLellan, 7th November 2019

Bernard Namok Senior designed the Torres Strait Flag, 27 years ago, but despite its continued use, it’s still not clear who owns the copyright to the design.

Amy McMurtrie Eradicating Difference

Andrew McLellan, 7th November 2019

Pregnancy often involves pre-natal screening and testing, that can be mystifying and confusing.

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From the Embers podcast

Listen to the new podcast series, From the Embers, a moving nine part series taking listeners to the very heart of nine communities affected by the recent bushfire crisis. Produced by the CBAA with the generous support of the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas and the Paul Ramsay Foundation.

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