Australian Broadcasting Celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Culture via DAB
Jun 21, 2012 10:56 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB
Sydney - Jun 20, 2012 - The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC Radio) will celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture by introducing indigenous voices to the airwaves on the special events DAB+ radio station ABC NAIDOC.
The week-long broadcast (July 2-6, 2012) will showcase new Indigenous talent from around Australia, including Carly Wallace on Breakfast (Cairns) and the stars of tomorrow selected from ABC Radio's Indigenous broadcasters, plus students from Brisbane's 4AAA and a desert-island disc show hosted by David Page.
"ABC NAIDOC on digital radio gives us a great opportunity to develop our exciting new indigenous talent on a national stage," James O'Brien, Manager, Network Development, ABC Local Radio, said.
ABC NAIDOC will be available via digital radio in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, or online at abc.net.au/indigenous.
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Four broadcasters will provide a total of 18 DAB channels with a variety of program choices covering music, lifestyle, current affairs, finance, community, art and culture....