About The Wire

The Wire is a daily current affairs program, broadcast exclusively on Community and Indigenous radio stations around Australia.

The flagship national program for the community radio sector since 2004, The Wire is a significant alternative voice in Australian current affairs.

Radio listeners to local community and Indigenous radio are the foundation audience for The Wire.  More than 5 million people across Australia can tune into any weekday.

Our broadcast stations are spread across city, country and remote parts of Australia. They include including many remote Indigenous communities and places with no other broadcast media.

The Community Radio Network satellite and the CAAMA Radio satellite deliver the live program to more than 200 stations each weekday.

How to listen

Find your local station and check whether it is broadcasting The Wire.

Hear individual stories, or the latest program in full, at our website.

Listen to the program live online by clicking through to the live streams of either Radio Adelaide (5.30pm ACST) or 2SER (5.30pm AEST).

Subscribe to our whole program or story podcasts and connect via our social media channels.

Who makes The Wire?

A consortium of progressive community broadcasters – Radio Adelaide, 2SER Sydney and 4EB Brisbane  – work together to co-ordinate, resource and develop The Wire as a key alternative information source. Station Managers Chris Leese, Martin Walters and Jo Pratt are the program’s Executive Producers.

Each station employs coordinating producers and from each station community more than 100 community broadcasters are involved as story producers in any year.

Meet the current and past coordinating and story producers here.

The Wire team also takes submissions from broadcast journalists from stations around Australia.

Who supports The Wire?

The three consortium stations – 2SER, Radio Adelaide and 4EB – provide facilities, resources, management and co-ordination.

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) distributes The Wire to Australian community radio stations through its Community Radio Network (CRN) program distribution service.

CAAMA Radio makes the program available to all stations on its satellite network through rebroadcast.

Produced with the assistance of the Department of Communications and the Arts via the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

The Wire is produced in partnership by

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