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NIRS is committed to protecting user privacy. We understand and appreciate that visitors and users of this web site are concerned about their privacy and the confidentiality and security of any information that may be provided to us.

The NIRS has established a privacy statement to iterate our commitment to these principles.

When you look at this web site, our server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes only:

* the user's server address
* the user's top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, etc)
* the date and time of visit to the site
* the pages accessed and documents downloaded
* the previous site visited, and
* the type of browser used.

No attempt is or will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect activity logs.


A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server. The browser stores the message in a text file called cookie.txt. The message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and possibly prepare customised web pages for them. When you enter a website which is using cookies, you may be asked to fill out a form providing such information as your name and interests. This information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your web browser which stores it for later use. The next time you go to the same website, your browser will send the cookie to the web server. The server can use this information to present you with custom web pages. So, for example, instead of seeing just a generic welcome page, you might see a welcome page with your name on it.

The name cookies derives from UNIX objects called magic cookies. These are tokens that are attached to a user or program and change depending on the areas entered by the user or program. Cookies are also sometimes called persistent cookies because they typically stay in the browser for long periods of time.

The NIRS/NINS website requires those users who wish to make use of the NINS News System (the registration-based news system that allows people within the community to contribute news to the NINS news area) to have cookies enabled. If users wishing to use this system to not have cookies enabled, they will not remain logged into the system, and therefore not be able to contribute to the site.

Information Management

The NIRS receives your e-mail correspondence and treats it as an important piece of information which is retained and acted upon immediately. Your name and address details will not be added to a mailing list, nor do we disclose these details to third parties without your consent or prior approval. E-mail messages are monitored by website support staff for system trouble shooting and maintenance purposes.

Personal Information

We promise to protect your right to access the personal information that you provide to us. You can access this information at any time by logging into to your user account or by sending us an e-mail requesting the type of personal information that you want, when it may have been collected or the purpose for which the personal information was collected. We will take reasonable steps to correct any information that is inaccurate, incomplete, out-of-date or misleading. Amendments are made by altering the record or adding a notation to the document.

We may refuse your request to access or amend your personal information but you will be provided with a reason for our decision and in the case of an amendment, we will place a note with your personal information indicating that you have disputed its accuracy.


If you have any queries about our privacy and security practices, please contact us.

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98.9FMs Country Music
What’s new, what’s hot and what’s been in country music? This mix of great modern and traditional country music will have you moving to the beat! The mix is programmed out of 98.9FM in Brisbane.

NIRS East Coast - 2.00PM – 3.00PM SATURDAYS 7.00PM – 12.00AM FRIDAYS
Join the National Indigenous Radio Service as we bring you live coverage every week of the 2015 AFL premiership season!

Saturday October 3
Grand Final Pre Match
12 Noon - 1.00pm (AEST)

Saturday October 3
2015 AFL Grand Final
Hawthorn v West Coast Eagles (MCG)
1.00pm - 6.30pm (AEST)

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Tune in live to NIRS AFL via the NIRS National channel or the AFL website.

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Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please call (07) 3226 4200 or send us an email for more information.


Awaye! is a national arts and culture program produced and presented by First Nations broadcasters at ABC Radio National. 'Awaye' means 'listen up' in the Arrernte language of central Australia, from where the program was first broadcast in 1993. The program covers a wide range of areas, including the visual and performing arts, music, literature, history and politics, documenting the healthy and vibrant diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities across the country.

NIRS National - 2.00pm-3.00pm (AEST) FRIDAY
Black Chung
Black Chung, hosted by Russell Dann from Goolarri Radio, is a Kimberley-based, one-hour Indigenous music and talk program.

Koori Radio presents an hour of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander news and views from the studios of 93.7FM 2LND in Redfern, Sydney, on the home of the Gadigal people. Deserving its reputation as the station’s flagship program, Blackchat informs its national audience on a range of current issues and celebrates the excellence of First Nations people across Australia.

The multi-award-winning program is driven by a team that's committed to playing both established and up-and-coming First Nations musicians, giving artists new to the industry the chance to have their music played. Koori Radio has launched and supported the careers of many famous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Blak Law: Tribal Edition
Blak Law: Tribal Edition is the continent's first radio show exclusively looking at tribal societies and their rights.  It aims to inform and educate Australians about the laws of the land that have been present since the beginning of time.  Host Murrumu: Walubara Yidindji investigates international law and tribal societies to discuss their position in the geopolitical arena.

The show is broadcast weekly on Bumma Bippera Media Cairns 98.7FM.

NIRS National - Wednesdays from 1:00pm - 2:00pm (AEST)
Blues with a Feeling
Blues with a Feeling is produced and presented by 'Shakey' Shaun Bindley. Now in its 20th year, join 'Shakey' for an evening of great blues music on the National Indigenous Radio Service network via 98.9FM.

Monday 8.00pm-12.00am
Country Affairs
Hosted by the lovely Sandy Dann, Country Affairs focuses on Indigenous current affairs, lifestyle stories, community information and topics that effect the day-to-day life of First Nations people across the Kimberley and the nation.

Country Affairs is broadcast by Goolarri Media out of Broome.

NIRS National and NIRS West Coast - Monday to Thursday 12.00pm-1.00pm (AEST)
Deadly Sounds
Deadly Sounds is a weekly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music program presented by journalist, actor and author Rhoda Roberts. The program features music, culture, information and sport.

For more info, visit the Deadly Sounds website.

Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm (AEST)
Brekky with Dan Rennie
98.9FM's Brekky Show with Dan Rennie is full of great music and heaps of interviews with the biggest stars in country music. Dan has a wealth of knowledge about the music industry and provides insights into the industry through news, reviews and interviews. His program is broadcast out of Brisbane.

5.00AM – 9.00AM WEEKDAYS
Indigenous Hip Hop Show
The Indigenous Hip Hop Show is hosted by Munkimuk and is the only show in the nation that exclusively features interviews and music from Indigenous hip hop artists. The Hip Hop Show can be heard every Tuesday 5.00pm-6.00pm (AEST) and is broadcast by Gadigal 93.7FM out of Redfern in Sydney.

Tuesday 5.00pm-6.00pm (AEST)
Law Matters
The Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA) produces and presents Law Matters for 6NME Noongar Radio.  Hosted by Jodi Hoffmann, Law Matters features informative and interesting interviews with ALSWA staff and other key stakeholders working within WA’s justice system.

Visit the ALSWA website for more details.

2.00pm-3.00pm (AEST) TUESDAY
Let's Talk with Tiga Bayles
Join long-time broadcaster Tiga Bayles to hear discussions on crucial issues relevant to First Nations people. Broadcast live each week day from the 98.9FM studios in Brisbane, the program covers a wide range of issues in a respectful and interactive way, encouraging audience participation and call-ins. Tiga has a long association with the media and is a well-respected personality and in-depth interviewer. 

Living Black
Each Friday, the team from SBS Living Black connects, informs and inspires. The hour-long program, presented by Michele Lovegrove, a proud Ngarrindjeri woman born in Port Augusta, proivdes a national platform to investigate, uncover and celebrate individuals, community programs and events.  Tune in to keep up-to-date on First Nations current affairs and more!

12.00pm-1.00pm (AEST) FRIDAY
Looma (RIBS)
Looma Radio is a Remote Indigenous Broadcast Service (RIBS) transmitting out of Looma in far north Western Australia.  Looma broadcasts via the PAKAM media group on the frequency 106.1fm.  Looma is located south of Derby, half way between Broome and Fitzroy Crossing.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4.00pm-5.00pm (AEST).
NIRS Weekly News-in-Review
National Indigenous Radio's Weekly News-in-Review takes an in-depth look at the issues affecting First Nations communities around Australia.

This week's episode is presented by Adam Evans.

This week:

Greater focus on suicide response called on by academic and researcher Gerry Georgatos;

Talking treaty with Yingiya Guyula, Terry Mason and Tony McAvoy SC;

Paul Spearim talks about new protest laws proposed for New South Wales;

Anne Wilson from Kidney Health Australia speaks about how important keeping healthy in in avoiding kidney disease;

Celest Liddle uses International Women's Day to remember our women past and present;

Click here to download the latest episode of the NIRS Weekly News-in-Review

Producer: Adam Evans and Stephen Clarke

Would you like to sponsor this program? Call (07) 3226 4200 or email for details.
NITV National News
NITV National News features the rich diversity of contemporary life within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, broadening and redefining the news and current affairs landscape.

NITV News is the only nightly television news service that covers entirely Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories from across the country in its half hour bulletin.

NITV's Awaken
Join award-winning journalist Stan Grant for a simulcast of NITV's Awaken, a half hour current affairs panel show discussing everything from politics to sport, art and culture.

Awaken draws great thinkers and newsmakers of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia to challenge and provoke a new path to greater awareness and understanding. It is time for Australia to 'Awaken'.

7.30pm-8.00pm (AEST) WEDNESDAY
Nunga Wangga Radio
Nunga Wangga Radio is produced by Radio Adelaide 101.5fm.  Nunga Wangga means 'blackfellas talking', but it’s much more than just talking about local, national and international issues. Tune in to keep up-to-date with cultural and community events and a showcase of the enormous talent out there, including 100% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music featuring new artists and live studio performances. With a diverse range of guests, the Nunga Wangga team from the land of the Kaurna people provide you with a glimpse into the dynamic, gifted, oldest living culture in the world.

2.00pm-3.00pm (AEST) THURSDAY
Pixie's Bush Brekky
Known far and wide for his fantastic fiddling and wicked sense of humour, Pixie Jenkins brings country music across all genres to your breakfast table every Sunday morning. With a keen nose for the ridiculous, Pixie’s program has a strong following of listeners around Australia.

Featuring more “real” Australian country music than you can poke a stick at, listeners are treated to hillbilly, Indigenous, hoe down, bush poetry, comedy and comment throughout the four hour program broadcast from 98.9fm Brisbane. Pixie yarns with his mates and country stars and focuses on issues affecting country people and those from the bush.

NIRS East Coast - 6.00AM – 10.00AM SUNDAYS
Shout-Out Show
Uncle Pete can be found just about anywhere. He’s like the Where’s Wally - one week he might be broadcasting from a railway station, the next from a community hall! Uncle Pete has a great show all about community and family and looking out for one another. He plays great music and is always on the other end of the phone line to take calls, shout-outs and requests.

7.00PM – 11.59M SUNDAY
Strictly Country
The legendary Warren H. Williams brings the best of country music to your ears with rollicking good tunes from across the world, from bluegrass to country rock and everything in between. The bi-weekly dose of some of Warren’s favourites has a massive audience across the nation who tune in to hear the ballads of the world’s best country musicians and bands. There’s a healthy dose of great Aussie artists in his playlist. Warren broadcasts from the CAAMA studios of 8KINFM in the centre of Australia, Alice Springs. His love of good, honest, traditional country music sometimes seeps into some of his own songs, but you won’t get him playing his own tuff, unless you call in with a request!

Talkblack with Trendy Trev
Presented by Bumma Bippera's Trendy Trev, Talkblack is a national talkback program which can be heard from 11:00am (AEST) to 12:00pm Monday to Friday. Talkblack focuses on inspiring hope in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  Listeners can participate in the Talkblack by calling on the toll-free number 1800 422 416.

Monday to Friday 11.00am-12.00pm (AEST)
The Country Bumpkins Show
He calls himself a country bumpkin and hosts a show of the same name! Former West Australian Policeman, Gordon Marshall, will take you on a journey through his country around Derby, WA every Saturday morning. Featuring some of his favourite country tracks, Gordon beats around the bush with his funny repertoire and quirky facts while sitting in the comfy chair of downtown Derby at the 6DBY radio station.

10.00AM – 12.00PM SATURDAY
The Mary G Show
Buckle up for a wild ride that will have you holding your sides when Mary G takes to the airwaves. Our favourite gal, Mary G puts a quirky twist on the current issues and observations to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people but with a good belly laugh. She brings you her live weekly show from her home studio in downtown Broome or from across the country wherever she is each Wednesday night. Mary G's huge following tunes each week on Wednesday night 'til late.

NIRS National - 9.00PM – 12.00AM WEDNESDAY
Wangka Maya Language Show
A First Nations language, music and culture show produced with the Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre in South Hedland in Western Australia's Pilbara

NIRS National and NIRS West Coast - 4.00pm-5.00pm (AEST) SUNDAYS

Wangki Radio
Hosted by long-time Kimberley broadcaster Henry Augustine, Wangki radio is a Remote Indigenous Broadcast Service (RIBS) transmitting out of far north Western Australia, near Broome. Wangki broadcasts via the PAKAM media group.

Wednesday and Thursday 5.00pm-6.00pm (AEST).

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