Live Womad coverage to reach one million listeners

Tuesday, 7 March 2006

Radio Adelaide's live broadcasts from this weekend's Womadelaide festival will provide unrivalled coverage of the event for more than one million listeners locally and nationally.

Womadelaide 2006 Live! will be heard in the Adelaide metropolitan area on Radio Adelaide 101.5fm on Saturday March 11 and Sunday March 12, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Listeners around the country will also tune in to the programs, broadcast to around 60 other stations via two satellite networks, ComRadSat & the National Indigenous Radio Service.

Womadelaide is one of this country's best - and best-loved - music festivals, showcasing a huge array of talented performers from around the world, with this year's festival featuring more than 400 artists from 27 countries.

The national community radio broadcasts from Womadelaide, which are coordinated by Radio Adelaide, have become a hugely popular feature of the community broadcasting calendar, with increasing numbers of stations and listeners around the country eagerly anticipating and tuning in.

This year's program presenters - Radio Adelaide's Jane Costessi, Seth Jordan (from Canberra's Artsound), and Roger Holdsworth & Systa BB (both from Melbourne's 3PBS) - will introduce live crosses to concert stages and interview artists from the dazzling lineup. The production team will record around 30 performances and conduct interviews with the leading international and Australian performers.

Radio Adelaide Manager Deborah Welch says: "Not only does this special event broadcast make Womadelaide accessible to those in our local community unable to attend, but we're really pleased to be going out to listeners around the country.

"This sort of broadcast typifies why Radio Adelaide was selected from over 360 stations as 'Radio Station of the Year.' It's the eighth time we've broadcast from Womadelaide and we're extremely excited about our unrivalled coverage of this year's event."

Radio Adelaide is part of the University of Adelaide.

 

Contact Details

Ms Deborah Welch
Email: deborah.welch@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.radio.adelaide.edu.au/
Manager
Radio Adelaide
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5000
Mobile: 0418 887 035


Ms Jane Costessi
Email: jane.costessi@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.radio.adelaide.edu.au
Music Coordinator
Radio Adelaide
University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5000


Ms Robyn Mills
Email: robyn.mills@adelaide.edu.au
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
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Mobile: +61 410 689 084


Mr David Ellis
Email: david.ellis@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762