Curtin Radio commenced broadcasting on October 16, 1976 as Western Australia’s first public community broadcaster.
The station, then known as 6NR (6 New Radio), provided training and access time to 37 ethnic radio programs, 25 religious broadcasters, Aboriginal radio broadcasters and trainees, as well as Radio for the Print Handicapped.
Volunteer presenters were mainly responsible for the station’s programming.
Today, the station still relies heavily on volunteers who work in a variety of roles.
The station also provides training to students in areas related to news broadcasting. It gives formal “on the job training” for journalism students studying through Curtin University’s School of Media and Information Studies. Due to this unique opportunity, most students quickly go on to full-time employment in the broadcasting industry.