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National Radio News logoGive your listeners relevant and up-to-the-minute national, international and state-based news and sport on the hour with National Radio News (NRN).

Get the news you're looking for

Built on the community broadcasting sector's principles of democracy, independence and access, NRN has no commercial ties or political agenda, and often covers stories overlooked by commercial services. Bulletins are produced in Bathurst, NSW, by three full-time journalists, supported by cadets from Charles Sturt University. News is sourced from Reuters, BBC, Sky News, ABC and community radio sector. Bulletins are four minutes long and mix national and international news, sport and finance. There is a particular focus on the information needs of people in regional areas.

Easy to access

With audio available live via satellite (CRN) you can air bulletins manually through a fader on your mixer, or automate with a routing switch. Alternatively, access files for use in your station's automation system. 84 four-minute bulletins are produced per week, airing on the hour from 06:00-19:00 EST/EDT Monday to Friday, and 06:00-12:00 EST/EDT on weekends. Repeats of the 06:00, 07:00 and 08:00 weekdays bulletins are broadcast live at 06:30, 07:30 and 08:30, giving stations more flexibility for playout. 

Currently more than 80 stations, located in every state and territory in Australia, subscribe to the service.

State-based bulletins

Give your listeners deeper coverage of regional news and issues with NRN's weekday state-based wraps. These bulletins are available for use by NRN subscriber stations at no extra charge, either live-to-air via satellite or on-demand. Each bulletin runs to 03'50 minutes. Live satellite broadcast times:

  • 17:30 EDT: QLD
  • 17:35 EDT: ACT-NSW
  • 17:40 EDT: TAS-VIC
  • 17:45 EDT: NT-SA
  • 17:50 EDT: WA

Subscribing to NRN

National Radio News is a subscription service, available to any radio station connected to the Community Radio Network. Please note that an additional fee is required for the use of bulletins, in addition to the regular CRN subscription fee. A 10% discount is available to CBAA members, and NRN representatives will discuss further options to make NRN cost-effective for your station, including discounts for six and 12 month advance payments.

For more information contact CRN staff on 02 9310 2999, at crn@cbaa.org.au.

NRN is a partnership between the CBAA and Charles Sturt University, supported by 2MCE-FM, and made possible with the financial support of the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

To pass feedback to NRN directly, email the Newsroom.