Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Radio Adelaide
Tuesday, 6 July 2004
Radio Adelaide is making 101.5FM a welcoming place for indigenous broadcasters and listeners alike during NAIDOC Week (July 4-11).
During this annual time to celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ongoing contributions to Australian life, Radio Adelaide is broadcasting a wide range of indigenous programming produced by indigenous people.
Determined to increase the presence of Aboriginal voices on Adelaide airwaves, indigenous broadcasters and their supporters at Radio Adelaide formed the Nunga Radio Mob. Inaugural members include Christine Brown, Harry Dare, Heather Gollan, Peter Hodgson, Felix Kerry, Kerrynne Liddle and Jane Washington, who boast experience as musicians, filmmakers, journalists and broadcasters.
The Nunga Radio Mob's first project is called Deadly Bitz - guerrilla moments of indigenous history, sport, culture, humour, science, entertainment, politics and games broadcast throughout NAIDOC week.
Also featuring in NAIDOC week is Deadly Women: Stories from the lives of South Australian Indigenous Women. Journalist and broadcaster Kerrynne Liddle (Arrernte) has interviewed some of South Australia's most active and powerful Aboriginal women, including Josie Agius (Kaurna), Lee-Ann Buckskin (Narrungga/Wirangu), the Coober Pedy Kunga Tjutas, Doreen Kartinyeri (Ngarrindjeri), Sandra Saunders (Ngarrindjeri), and Jo Wilmot.
The younger generation is taking to the airwaves, too. Kura Yerlo means 'by the sea', and seven teenagers from the Kura Yerlo community centre spent some time away from the sea to learn basic radio skills at Radio Adelaide. Black and proud, these young people are producing two editions of The Aboriginal Message. A lively and talented mob, they talk about racism, their recent musical achievements, and broadcast some of their favourite recordings.
NAIDOC Week Broadcast Schedule on Radio Adelaide:
- Deadly Bitz guerrilla moments dotted throughout programs, day and night
- Deadly Women stories from their lives at 3.30 weekdays and 10am Sundays, July 4th & 11th
- The Aboriginal Message by Kura Yerlo youth at 3:30 pm Wednesdays, July 7th & 14th
Find Radio Adelaide at 101.5FM, or listen online at www.radio.adelaide.edu.au
Radio Adelaide is part of the University of Adelaide.
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