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NRN is the national news service for the community broadcasting sector, produced by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA), in partnership with Charles Sturt University.

National Radio News (NRN) bulletins are produced from a newsroom on the Bathurst campus of Charles Sturt University. Overseen by News Director Frank Bonaccorso, journalists, student journalists and cadets drawn from the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) work together to deliver news bulletins broadcast to over 2 million listeners a week across Australia.

With a focus on diverse voices as well as the daily news cycle, NRN brings the daily news from Australia and the world with a focus on the communities the stories affect. Our aim is to deliver a comprehensive, accurate, current and relevant radio news service that offers something different to both commercial and public sector services.

Tune into your local community station for the full bulletins.

Community Broadcasting

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) contributes to a vibrant and open society by celebrating and championing strong and resilient community broadcasters. It is a leading member based, for purpose organisation. We provide programs and services that aim to strengthen over 450 community radio, local and independent media organisations.

With over five million listeners each week, community radio plays a vital role in providing a voice for multicultural, First Nations and other underrepresented groups, as well as supporting independent and emerging musicians, and communities not adequately serviced by other media services.

Community broadcasting is a vital part of the Australian media landscape. The 450+ radio services broadcasting across Australia play an important role in providing a voice for communities that aren’t adequately serviced by other broadcasting sectors. These include:

  • First Nations people
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Educational services
  • Faith-based communities
  • People with a print disability
  • Youth and seniors’ communities
  • The LGBTQIA+ communities