Radio Survival


January 26, 2014

Radio Survival Logo January 26 of each year has many meanings for Australians. First Nations or Aboriginal Australians see the day as our Survival. A testament to the many battles that have been fought, to the many people who have gone before us and those that will come after us as we seek true and proper recognition of our place in our country. 

Radio Survival was a digital pop-up broadcast on January 26th 2014 in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The live 12-hour broadcast utilised the efforts of 4 First Nations-controlled community radio stations on the digital platform and was a unique first. 

Radio Survival broadcast on DAB+ Digital Radio, the Community Radio Network (CRN) and the National Indigenous Radio Network (NIRS). Radio Survival was broadcast from midday to midnight including live crosses across the country to Gadigal Koori Radio’s Yabun Festival in Sydney, 98.9fm in Brisbane, Survival Perth 2014 from Noongar Radio and 3 KND in Melbourne including live music, documentaries, interviews and panel discussions. 

Radio Survival Constitutional Reform panel

Survival Day as we call it is a day where we get together to celebrate our survival.
It’s a celebration of our survival. It's Radio Survival.

For more information on the broadcast visit the website or contact the CBAA's Digital Radio Project team on 02 9310 2999. 

Pictured: Constitutional Reform: Radio Survival Panel discussion 98.9FM Brisbane featuring Tiga Bayles, Secretary of the Aboriginal Provisional Government Michael Mansell, Editor of NSW, Aboriginal Land Council’s Tracker Magazine Amy McQuire, Co-chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Les Malezer and Melbourne Law School academic Dr Mark McMillan. Image care of 98.9FM.