Sharing local news, music and stories in remote WA

July 25, 2022

First Nations Australian man wearing headphones and orange t-shirt iin front of a microphone in a radio studio
Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media (PAKAM) is an association of Indigenous media producers and broadcasters in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of Western Australia. PAKAM provide ongoing support to 12 Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Services (RIBS), and other community broadcasting services in the region, including eight larger town-based community radio stations.

CBF Specialist Radio Programming funding supported 18 part-time broadcasters to broadcast their programs on the PAKAM satellite radio network to eight communities. This included at least eight hours of daily local RIBS programming sharing news, music and stories for re-transmission to remote Indigenous communities.

Support covered community engagement costs, NBN Skymuster computer usage, portable broadcasting equipment, website hosting, and attendance by RIBS media workers at conferences, radio production workshops and broadcasters’ meetings.

Photo: Henry Augustine, a remote broadcaster in Beagle Bay in the Kimberley.

About our grants

We run two Content and Development & Operations grant rounds each year, usually in January and July.  You can check when our next grant round is open on the key dates page.

Quick Response Grants are also available outside our grant rounds for community media organisations that are experiencing emergencies.

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