Radio Programs

ARDS has been broadcasting programs on Yolŋu Radio for ten years. During this time we have developed an extraordinary database of community information and education programs. Many of these programs are available to play online via our SoundCloud account (with more being uploaded all the time). The programs are either in Yolŋu (Yolngu) languages, plain English or both.

Radio Programs

Yolŋu Radio Weekly Program Schedule

Yolŋu Radio's weekly Schedule is a work in progress and a number of changes have already taken place. However, not everything listed in the schedule is currently on air, but is in the development stage. The programs listed in italics are not yet on air, all others are current. The website schedule will be updated from time to time as programing changes are made.

Please note: News can be heard at the top of the hour from 7am - 7pm Monday to Friday.

Monday

   Time Program
12 AM Midnight Stories
1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
Programs repeated with a general mix of Contemporary Music & Traditional Manikay
5 AM Traditional Manikay Hour
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM Djäma Stories
[Work stories]

9 AM
10 AM Elvis Hour
11 AM NIRS Weekly Roundup [R]
12 PM
1 PM Education Programs
[General topics]
2 PM
3 PM Education Programs
[General topics]
4 PM Beyarrmak Hour
[Funny stories]
5 PM   Rock Hour
6 PM  Traditional Manikay
7 PM Country Hour
8 PM
9 PM Homeland News (R)
10 PM
11 PM Education Programs
[General topics]

Tuesday

   Time Program
12 AM Yindi Djäl Music-ku
[Big Love of Music]
1 AM Yindi Djäl Music-ku
[Big Love of Music]
2 AM Yindi Djäl Music-ku
[Big Love of Music]
3 AM
4 AM
Programs repeated with a general mix of Contemporary Music & Traditional Manikay
5 AM Traditional Manikay
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM Traditional Stories
9 AM
10 AM Djamarrkuḻi' Hour
[Children's Hour]
11 AM Dhawu Dhawu Show
12 PM
1 PM Education Programs
[Economic Development]
2 PM
3 PM Education Programs
[General topics]
4 PM
5 PM   Rock Hour
6 PM  Traditional Manikay
7 PM Songlines of the World
8 PM
9 PM
10 PM
11 PM Education Programs
[General topics]

Wednesday

   Time Program
12 AM Midnight Stories
1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
Programs repeated with a general mix of Contemporary Music & Traditional Manikay
5 AM Traditional Manikay
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM Beyarrmak Stories
[Funny stories]
9 AM
10 AM Country Music Hour with Education Programs
11 AM Homeland News &
Community News
12 PM
1 PM Education Programs
[Health]
2 PM Batjan Show LIVE
3 PM Education Programs
[General topics]
4 PM The Footy Show [seasonal]
5 PM Reggae Hour
6 PM  Traditional Manikay
7 PM Manymak Ŋaliŋguŋ Dhäwu
Gospel show

8 PM
9 PM
10 PM
11 PM Education Programs
[General topics]

Thursday

   Time Program
12 AM Midnight Stories
1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
Programs repeated with a general mix of Contemporary Music & Traditional Manikay
5 AM Traditional Manikay
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM Traditional Stories
9 AM
10 AM Morning Music with Zowie
11 AM Education Programs
[Science]
12 PM
1 PM Education Programs
[Raypirri ga Rom - Legal]
2 PM Burwu' Show
3 PM Education Programs
[General topics]
4 PM  
5 PM   Rock Hour
6 PM  Traditional Manikay
7 PM Dhawu Dhawu Show
8 PM
9 PM
10 PM
11 PM Education Programs
[General topics]

Friday

   Time Program
12 AM Midnight Stories
1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
Programs repeated with a general mix of Contemporary Music & Traditional Manikay
5 AM Traditional Manikay
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM Djäma Stories
[Work stories]

9 AM
10 AM Education Programs
[Economic Development]
11 AM Requests with Zowie
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM Andrew Gurruwiwi Show LIVE
3 PM Education Programs
[General topics]
4 PM
5 PM Reggae Hour
6 PM  Traditional Manikay
7 PM Beyarrmak Show
[Funny stories]
8 PM Classics Hour
[alternate weeks, songs from the 70s 80s & 90s]
9 PM
Yindi Djäl Music-ku
[Big Love of Music]
10 PM Yindi Djäl Music-ku
[Big Love of Music]
11 PM Yindi Djäl Music-ku
[Big Love of Music]

Saturday

   Time Program
12 AM 
Midnight Stories
1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
Programs repeated with a general mix of Contemporary Music & Traditional Manikay
5 AM Traditional Manikay
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM Djamarrkuḻi' Hour
(Children's Hour)

9 AM The Footy Show [R] [seasonal]
10 AM
11 AM Homeland News &
Community News [R]
12 PM Dhawu Dhawu Show [R]
1 PM NIRS Weekly Roundup
2 PM
3 PM
4 PM
5 PM Burwu' Show [R]
6 PM
Batjan Show [R]
7 PM Andrew Gurruwiwi Show [R]
8 PM
9 PM Songlines of the World [R]
10 PM
11 PM

Sunday

   Time Program
12 AM Midnight Stories
1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
General mix of Contemporary
Music & Traditional Manikay
5 AM Traditional Manikay
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM

Sunday Morning Gospel
12 PM
1 PM Beyarrmak Hour
[Funny stories] [R]
2 PM
3 PM
4 PM
5 PM
General mix of
contemporary music and traditional manikay
6 PM
7 PM
8 PM
9 PM
10 PM
11 PM

Our radio programs

Shown here are our community information radio programs on a range of topics. For information on our regular shows, including traditional songs and stories, visit the main Yolŋu Radio page or the Strong Traditions page.


Health topics

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Nutrition
  • Kidney Disease
  • Blood Pressure
  • Heart Attack
  • Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart 
  • Sexual Health
  • Smoking
  • DiseaseDepression and suicide prevention
  • Dental health
  • Palliative and Respite Care

Infectious diseases

  • Overview of infectious disease
  • Ear health
  • Tuberculosis
  • Scabies
  • Strongyloides
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis
  • STIs

Alcohol and other Drugs

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Petrol Sniffing
  • Glue Sniffing
  • Kava

Yolŋu Radio is different. You can turn on a button and hear that meaningful story in language. ARDS are helping to close the gap.

Emerging elder, Barrkira

Legal topics

  • Prison Systems
  • Identification and citizenship
  • Family Law
  • Traditional Marriage and NT Law
  • Traditional and mainstream law
  • Interpreters and the law
  • East Arnhem General Restricted Area
  • East Arnhem Liquor Permit System

Legal terminology

Assault, bail and remand, custodial sentence, guilty and not guilty, legal and illegal, record of interview, suspended sentence

Land title

  • Leases in remote communities
  • Township leasing
  • Native Title Leases
  • History of Land Rights Act
  • Who owns the land

Economic topics

  • Economic Literacy
  • Banking
  • Money
  • Mobile phones and billing
  • Centrelink
  • Scams
  • Taxation
  • Gross National Income and Gross National Happiness

Yolngu Radio can help us get important messages out across the Yolngu lands so that people can understand what is really going on here.

Listener and community advocate, Milingimbi

Family topics

  • Family Violence
  • Strong families and communities
  • Traditional family values

Other topics

  • Bilingual education
  • Climate Change and the environment
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