ABC Radio to celebrate indigenous talent in week long broadcast

ABC Radio will put new indigenous talent on its special events digital radio station ABC NAIDOC in a week long celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.    

The announcement:

July 2 – 6, 2012

ABC Radio will celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture by introducing fresh Indigenous voices to the airwaves on the special events digital radio station – ABC NAIDOC.

The week-long broadcast 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. For a more detailed run-down of station highlights, see below.

“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. “Carly Wallace, the first Indigenous graduate from AFTRS, is a very exciting talent we are delighted to have on board; she is certainly a name to keep your eyes on.”

In an exclusive for ABC NAIDOC, a conversation between Ann Summers and Dr Anita Heiss, recorded at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence, will be broadcast at 1pm on Wednesday July 4. This follows on from the inspiring conversation started at the Sydney Writers Festival revolving around Dr Heiss’ book ‘Am I Black Enough For You’.

You can listen to ABC NAIDOC via digital radio in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane Adelaide and Perth, or online at abc.net.au/indigenous

For more information and a complete rundown on the daily schedule, go to abc.net.au/digitalradio.

Source: ABC Radio press release


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