About CAAMA Radio 8-kin FM
The CAAMA Radio network is an FM and online service which broadcasts Aboriginal radio to remote and regional Australia via satellite and to the world over the internet 24/7. The satellite footprint of the CAAMA satellite service is available to 2/3 of the country, we broadcast on 23 of our own transmitters 149 remote indigenous transmitters and approximately 35 self help transmitters on mine sites and roadhouses across outback and regional Australia with a listening audience in excess of 400,000 people.
Our programming is presented by a staff of 11 full time broadcasters, producers and trainees; we have a strong commitment to training with everyone undertaking training to certificate level. Our programming is in made up of language programs in 4 different indigenous languages from central Australia and English. We have a news service focusing on all indigenous issues, comprising 5 bulletins a day and a 1 hour current affairs program 5 days a week. We are the only station doing a regular indigenous news and current affairs service.
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- @caama short-listed as a finalist in Troy Garner Excellence in Sport @CBAA_ Awards! #CBAA2015 10:59:37 AM August 28, 2015 from Twitter Web Client in reply to caama ReplyRetweetFavorite
- @caama short-listed as a finalist in Contribution to indigenous Broadcasting at @CBAA_ Awards! #CBAA2015 10:59:12 AM August 28, 2015 from Twitter Web Client in reply to caama ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Cape York leader Bernard Charlie shares some thoughts ! http://t.co/hlfY7NiQVs 06:39:01 PM August 27, 2015 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Despite the goodwill of the PM - reality is a little different ! http://t.co/THj5NmQOlM http://t.co/7amtGP6uq1 06:28:40 PM August 27, 2015 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Awesome work Griffith, New South Wales! Roger Penrith the Aboriginal liaison officer at the Griffith city council... http://t.co/TJcK4mNeMd 05:49:27 PM August 26, 2015 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Cleansing ceremony brings back a dark history ! http://t.co/a7xRdT8n12 06:35:11 PM August 25, 2015 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Tony Abbott has released a video explaining his recent visits to communities in Cape York and the Torres Strait.... http://t.co/2p1OwulH0K 11:08:29 AM August 25, 2015 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- The controversial paperless arrest law in the Northern Territory has come under fire from both the Territory... http://t.co/ePH4TUvWu2 03:21:52 PM August 24, 2015 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Want to know what is really obnoxious about Australia ? http://t.co/8JWZ5Uopkc 01:27:48 PM August 24, 2015 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- A storyteller shares some thoughts about Australia......... http://t.co/vmQoPPly2J http://t.co/A2Xt88Xmh7 01:24:50 PM August 24, 2015 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Reclink 2015 Footy Grand Finals Alice Springs.
Reclink Australia is a non profit organisation whose mission is to provide and promote sport and art programs for people experiencing disadvantage. Established in Victoria in 1990, Reclink Australia operates nationally providing over 4500 activities and 80,000 participation opportunities for disadvantaged Australians annually.
The 2015 Reclink Footy Grand Finals took place at the TIO stadium Treager Park. It was a fun day of footy with the young kids of Clontarf kicking off in the morning and then the senior players taking to the field for the CAAMA Cup.
The Cottage All-stars where too strong this year taking out the CAAMA Cup with the final against Amoonguna Crows.
- Brothers Show 28-08-15
This week the Brothers Show discussed leadership, what the word means the different ways people can be seen as leaders within the community. We had the opportunity to sit down with some Brothers to discuss being a strong leader.
Boe Spearim all the way from Brisbane, called into the CAAMA studio for the Brothers the show. Boe is a young Aboriginal man from a long line of strong vocal Aboriginal campaigners, and he shared the importance of youth standing up and leading the way into the future.
An old friend of CAAMA and the Brothers show graced us with his presence, Aboriginal Olympic athlete Patrick Johnson. Patrick has represented Australia at the highest level on multiple occasions and is the current Australian record holder for the 100m sprint. Patrick discusses what needs to be done off the track to empower the mob.
And last but definitely not least Luke Carroll a well known Aboriginal actor who has starred in The Man From Snowy River, Water Rats and the hilarious Stone Bros. Luke was also in attendance at the AMSANT training course and he discusses what being a leader means to him.
- Despite the goodwill of the PM – reality is a little different !
The Cape York Aboriginal leader who told Prime Minister Tony Abbott that the disadvantage his people face is appalling and unacceptable …says the reality of Government and business really wanting to help still has a long way to go .
Despite years of effort by Governments to help close the health gap…. Northern area Peninsula Mayor Bernard Charlie says his people are still dying too young.
Mr Abbott told the mainstream media entourage traveling with him that he is determined to ensure Aboriginal people are first class citizens …but Mr Charlie says although it was great to have the Prime Minister on country to see first hand the range of issues impacting on his people … . there is still the problem of how Aboriginal and Islanders are really seen by the wider Australian public.
Listen to the full interview with Bernard here :
- NT beach receives heritage and culture award.
The 2015 clean beaches program recently wrapped up earlier this month, recognising communities who strive for a cleaner more sustainable coastal environment.
Garig Gunak Barlu National Park in the Northern Territory was nominated for the Keep Australia Beautiful Northern Territory Clean Beaches territory title, and was a strong contended for the National Title for 2015.
But unfortunately for the Territory Guilderton beach in Western Australia was announced the overall Clean Beaches award winner, but Garig Gunak Barlu National Park was recognised for the strong connection to culture winning the Heritage and Culture award.
- Science: It’s For Everyone – No Matter What Your Background !
photo courtesy: http://loreal.scienceinpublic.com.au
Dr Misty Jenkins, the first Australian Aboriginal student to attend either Cambridge or Oxford university in England, has used National Science Week to remind children that their dreams are achievable.
Dr Jenkins, whose scientific area of expertise is researching white blood cells that fight infections, and particularly in cancer, is also part of an initiative that encourages opportunities for opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to attend the universities.
She has also called on parents to instill confidence in their children from an early age, and to let them know they deserve the same opportunities as other children.
Misty joins Mikaela Simpson on the program.