4CRB: A Journey Through Time

Welcome to the historical page dedicated to 4CRB, a journey through time encapsulating the inception and growth of our beloved radio station. Here, we delve into the milestones that have shaped our identity and commitment to serving the community.

1. The First Broadcast:

The very first broadcast of 4CRB dates back to 19th March 1984

2. Hilton Redding’s Book: “4CRB – The Early Days”:

In celebration of our rich heritage, author and one of founders of the station Hilton Redding presents “4CRB – The Early Days,” a book that delves into the formative years of our station. This serves as an invaluable resource, offering insights into the trials, triumphs, and pivotal moments that defined our early years.

Join us as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of 4CRB


4CRB embarked on its journey in 1984, marking a historic milestone as one of the pioneering radio stations in Australia to secure a community license. Notably, we proudly bear the distinction of being the very first community broadcaster on the Gold Coast.

From our humble beginnings, 4CRB has evolved into a dynamic station that now connects with 82,000 listeners per week (McNair Ingenuity) throughout the Gold Coast, Northern New South Wales, southern Brisbane, and Ipswich regions. Our online presence extends our reach to 55,000 listeners each month through various streaming services.