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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 which 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) is an internationally recognised, member-based, not-for-profit organisation that champions community broadcasting by building stations’ capability and by creating a healthy environment for the sector to thrive.

Its membership represents the Australian community broadcasting sector, which consists of 454 not for profit, community owned and operated radio services broadcasting to 5.96 million listeners per week.

The community broadcasting sector is a vital part of the Australian media landscape and plays an important role in providing a voice for communities that aren’t adequately serviced by other broadcasting sectors.

These include

  • Indigenous Australians
  • Ethnic communities
  • Educational services
  • Religious communities
  • Reading services for print disabled communities
  • Music, arts and cultural services
  • Youth and seniors’ communities