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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. 

 

APRA AMCOS Playback CBAA CRN

Andrew McLellan, 23rd May 2018

Paul Gough gives us the low-down on the APRA AMCOS-presented national program.

Andrew McLellan, 2nd May 2018

Live coverage of the 2018 Federal Budget fresh from the lockup.

independent community and Indigenous current affairs

Andrew McLellan, 16th April 2018

Get to know what goes into independent current affairs each weekday

2NIM Nimbin's documentary series

Andrew McLellan, 12th April 2018

An 8 part documentary series from NIM FM looking at the war on drugs in Australia and the rest of the world.

Andrew McLellan, 4th April 2018

Through a 12 part series Shayne Locke looks at music that changed the world. 

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 7th March 2018

Check out all the pics from JOY 94.9's live broadcast, distributed by the CRN.

Andrew McLellan, 20th February 2018

National broadcasts and specials that #PressforProgress

JOY Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade

Andrew McLellan, 19th February 2018

Bring listeners the annual excitment live from Sydney's Taylor Square.

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Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 7th February 2018

Interested in extending your broadcasting skills by joining a national community radio program? Or do you want to flex those digital production muscles? Do you have passion for country music? Then we want to hear from you!

Andrew McLellan, 7th February 2018

Pine Gap - sitting in the Australian desert - is likely the CIA’s “most important technical intelligence collection station in the world”.

Andrew McLellan, 20th December 2017

4ZZZ and 4EB are again bringing stations three days of specials via the CRN.

National Features and Documentary Series

Andrew McLellan, 20th December 2017

In early 2017, seven participants were chosen to create pieces for the CBAA's National Features & Documentary Series, receiving training from and mentoring by the Community Media Training Organisation. 

Andrew McLellan, 14th December 2017

Where are the poets and intellectuals of our time?

Andrew McLellan, 13th December 2017

Ten stories about cities and urban life

Martin Walters, 16th November 2017

The media battle ground has expanded, causing divisions among people, especially with everyone being in their own “bubble” when it comes to their beliefs. Journalist Lenore Taylor and social researcher Rebecca Huntley are looking for real conversations, as they aim to bridge the divide in politics.

Andrew McLellan, 6th November 2017

Ten short ideas encouraging active transport

Andrew McLellan, 26th October 2017

At the end of October 2017, Listen To Older Voices celebrated its 1000th continuous weekly program. 

Chris Yates, 17th October 2017

For the first time, the Community Radio Network gets spooky with the Halloween Listening Party! 

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Andrew McLellan, 17th October 2017

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

Andrew McLellan, 4th October 2017

Hear each week as Karena Wynn-Moylan has authors read from their own work

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CRN Segments Series

Flex your creative thinking, develop production skills, and share radio content on a national platform.

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