Yolŋu Radio 2016 and beyond
For Yolŋu Radio, 2017 is shaping up with some exciting new developments and building on the successes of 2016. A number of new talk shows are in development including the commencement of Homeland News.
Responding to listener surveys, the team will continue to strive to meet our audience needs in the delivery of a high quality radio service providing news and information, education, traditional songs and stories, the best fresh music of Arnhem Land and more.
Speaking of fresh music from Arnhem Land, Gayŋuru Studios will continue to work with artists from across the region to produce new music enabling Yolŋu artists to share their talents with the world. There are a number of new productions in the pipeline, with one being a double album of traditional songs and creative contemporary versions of them exploring Gurraŋay terms and meanings aimed at increasing the knowledge and use of these terms to younger generations.
After a successful year highlighted by Yarrapay, Garma, Bak'biḏiḏi and the remote Indigenous Media festivals, finishing of the calendar year with the White Ribbon Gala Dinner, The Yolngu Radio Rirrakay Mala (events team) will continue to strive towards meeting the event services needs of the region and building the capacity of passionate events trainees across remote communities.