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Community radio's award winning current affairs program is back for season 16

Thursday 30 January, 2020
Martin Walters

As Community Radio's national current affairs program, The Wire launches its 16th season, it is keen to expand its pool of contributing stations and journalists.
 
The Wire is a collaborative production model led by Sydney's 2ser 107.3, Radio Adelaide, and Brisbane's 4EB, and supported by other stations during the year.
 
2ser Managing Director Martin Walters, says he is "eager to hear from any community station looking to add current affairs to their grids. The stronger our network becomes the richer a listening experience we can provide to the public. 
 
"The broad set of challenges facing Australia in 2020 make it even more important that community voices are heard in a national forum like this. With volunteers teaming up with highly experienced journalists at our primary production sites, The Wire is able to offer a rich and nuanced take on universal social and political issues".
 
The flagship national program for the community radio sector since 2004, The Wire is a significant independent voice in Australian current affairs, with more than 200 community and Indigenous stations able to access the program for broadcast through the CBAA's Community Radio Network and CAAMA Radio
 
In 15 years, The Wire has aired over 17,000 stories and thrived as an invaluable role training ground for emerging Australian journalists, with hundreds of alumni working in newsrooms around the country, including prominent figures such as Walkley Award winner Sarah Dingle, Bill Birtles, Tim Roxburgh, and too many more to list. 
 
The Wire airs live on the Community Radio Network satellite each weekday at 17:04 AEDT/AEST, and is syndicated at different times by stations across Australia. Check local program guides for broadcast information. 

 
 
 

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