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.
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.
Subscribe to our whole program or story podcasts and connect via our social media channels.
Who makes The Wire?
A group of progressive community broadcasters – 2SER Sydney and 4EB Brisbane – work together to co-ordinate, resource and develop The Wire as a key alternative information source. Station Managers Paula Kruger 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. In 2023, three more radio stations – 4ZZZ, 3ZZZ, and Radio Adelaide – joined the project to produce the program across Australia.
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 two managing stations – 2SER 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.