Indigenous radio first for Adelaide

Thursday, 30 June 2005

Radio Adelaide's Indigenous broadcasters will make history next week with Adelaide's first ever Indigenous radio station.

Radio NAIDOC 101.5 FM, broadcasting through Radio Adelaide, hits the airwaves from Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 8 during NAIDOC Week. Adelaide is the national focus city for this year's NAIDOC Week, which celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's achievements, culture and survival.

For this special five-day event, Indigenous broadcasters from around SA and Australia will join the Nunga Wangga (or "Aboriginal people talking") team from Radio Adelaide.

Highlights will include:

  • the NAIDOC March and Corroboree in a live broadcast from Victoria Square (Tardarnyangga) on Friday, July 8;
  • NAIDOC Forums exploring important Aboriginal issues ranging from social justice and native title to reconciliation;
  • showcasing Indigenous musical talent with daily live-to-air performances.

"Radio Adelaide's programming during NAIDOC Week will help put Adelaide's Aboriginal community on the national map," says Jupurru Stagg of the Nunga Wangga team. "We are at a confusing time in history when the agenda is changing for Aboriginal people. The aim of our programming is to signal the way forward."

People throughout Adelaide, Australia and the world will be able to tune in to Radio NAIDOC. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities from remote areas to major cities will be linked via the National Indigenous Radio Service. Listeners worldwide can access Radio NAIDOC online.

"Radio Adelaide is proud to support Adelaide's first Indigenous radio station, "says Manager Deborah Welch. "Adelaide is the only mainland capital city still without its own Indigenous-run station. We'd love to see that happen down the track, with Radio NAIDOC creating the foundation. We're delighted to be invited to share in the NAIDOC celebrations."

Radio NAIDOC has been made possible through the support of the Adelaide City Council, the Community Broadcasting Foundation and the Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination.


  • in Adelaide and environs through 101.5 FM
  • nationally through local Indigenous radio
  • online at the Radio Adelaide website

Radio Adelaide is part of the University of Adelaide.


Contact Details

Ms Deborah Welch
Radio Adelaide
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5000
Mobile: 0418 887 035

Ms Christine Brown
Radio NAIDOC coordinator
Radio Adelaide
The University of Adelaide
Business: (08) 8313 5000

Media Team
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 0814

Mr David Ellis
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762