Community Radio Network (CRN)


The CBAA's Community Radio Network (CRN),  allows community radio stations to share some of the sector’s best news, talk, music and entertainment programs – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The CRN gives access to over 100 talk and music programs, and distributes several flagship community radio programs, including National Radio News, The Wire and Good Morning Country, as well as:

  • Special broadcasts covering major cultural and festival events
  • Informative talks programs
  • Specialist music programs
  • Topical short inserts

Stations that subscribe to the service can choose exactly what they’d like to use and when, augmenting their own local content with specific programs of national relevance - from full programs or short inserts within existing programming, to use as a fall-back or overnight sustaining service. The CRN service offers stable, cost-effective, broadcast quality audio, accessible via either the Digital Delivery Network (DDN) or live satellite audio feed. All programs on the CRN can be broadcast live or recorded and re-broadcast later.

Find out more below.

Community Radio Network Program Guide

A guide to the programs currently being broadcast/distributed via the CBAA's Community Radio Network (CRN) to community radio stations all over Australia.

Community Radio Network Program Guide

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?

Distribute your station's content

Community radio program makers have the chance to share their programs with community radio stations across Australia via the Community Radio Network (CRN).


Check out the National Features and Documentary Series.

CRN Segments Series

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

Kahl Wallace from The Medics

Community Radio Network special broadcasts and content broadcast during the Extras 1 and Extras 2 time in the Program Guide.

Latest News from CRN
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.

Good Morning Country logo

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! 

community radio postal survey same-sex

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

Lachlan Wyllie, 3rd October 2017

A a graduate of the Steiner educational model wanted to understand more about it.

National Features and Documentary Series

Lachlan Wyllie, 28th September 2017

Listen to the wisdom of the elders of the land.

Lachlan Wyllie, 28th September 2017

Get caught in the grey areas of medicinal cannabis.