The flagship national program for the community radio sector
The flagship national program for the community radio sector since 2004, The Wire is a significant alternative voice in Australian current affairs. We cover stories across Politics, Education, International affairs, Science & Technology, Health, Indigenous Affairs and Arts & Literature to name a few.
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. More than 5 million people across Australia can tune into The Wire on any weekday Check out our stories on thewire.org.au
Produced wíth the assistance of the Department of Communications and the Arts via the Community Broadcasting Foundation.
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.