Paul Whitton + Jeremy Garlett

Noongar Radio recognised at the NAIDOC Perth Business of the Year awards

hfriedlander, 21st June 2018

Perth’s 100.9fm Noongar Radio is proud to have been acknowledged as Runner Up in the NAIDOC Perth Business of the Year category for the third consecutive year.

During NAIDOC Week 2017, Noongar Radio broadcast a staggering 40 hours of specialised outside broadcasting at 11 events over 10 locations, everywhere from Perth’s iconic Elizabeth Quay for the NAIDOC Perth Opening Ceremony to suburban primary schools. For the first-time Noongar Radio aired two outside broadcasts on the same day, pushing the envelope switching live from the Shipwreck Museum at Fremantle’s NAIDOC Event to Midland for their city’s NAIDOC Event with the 2Norty Broz.

Perhaps the highlight however, was Noongar Radio’s live broadcast from Wooroloo Prison Farm where Human Rights Campaigner, 2017 Dr Yunupingu Human Rights Award Winner and 2016 Eddie Mabo Award for Social Justice, Merv Eades, spoke directly to prisoners giving hope to building new lives on the outside. Merv was in the curious position of experiencing the prison from a different perspective having spent nearly two decades in and out of prison – including as an inmate at Wooroloo itself.

Station Manager Paul Whitton says:

“Noongar Radio thanks the NAIDOC Perth Committee for their acknowledgement for the third year running. We think we’ve got something special, moorditj and we’ve got an even bigger year planned ahead!”

In October launching Mental Health Week, Noongar Radio broadcast live from Champion Lakes in Armadale in a show raising awareness of suicide prevention and in remembrance of those passed. Noongar Radio was again at National Close the Gap Day in partnership with AHCWA live from Highgate. At Yagan Square Noongar Radio was Live for the Opening with the Phil Bartlett Band in April 2018 and in November 2017, February and April 2018 Noongar Radio broadcast live from Rivervale for the City of Belmont’s Community Barbecues.

In September, Noongar Radio was invited to open the University of Western Australia’s Research Week where the 2Norty Broz broadcast live with Professor Jo McDonald, Professor Alistair Paterson, Anthropologist Andrew Dowding, Ngarluma man and actor Patrick Churnside, Murujuga Elder Tootsie Daniels and rangers of The Burrup Peninsula, home to possibly the largest collection of engraved rock in the world.

Throughout Clinton Pryor’s Walk for Justice, Drive’s Jeff Michael called Clinton on-air for daily updates and broadcast regular weekly segments dedicated to Consumer Protection and Consumer Finance and Credit.

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