Amata is a community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia, comprising one of the six main communities on “The Pit Lands”.
On a daily basis at radio 5NPY Umuwa our broadcasters/producers present music programs, interviews, community service announcements and APY Land and beyond news bulletins.
Currently on their team of Community Mobile Reporters are Christine Dunnett and Leigh Blumberg, both aspiring journalists who deliver narratives and breaking news from their respective community using cutting edge iOS technology directly linking them back to the Umuwa studio.
Uwankara Palyanyku Kanyintjaku or UPK is their health and wellbeing program that looks into issues of spiritual, cultural and mental health nature for Anangu on the APY Lands. We also run a periodical bi-lingual current affairs program Uninpa Iwara which tackles the big issues for Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara with Australian politicians, policy makers and community leaders.
5NPY broadcast our signal to 7 communities and over an area of 120, 650 km2 to a population of about 2250 people however 5NPY is also streamed live on our website to enable world wide access. We perform live Outside Broadcasts (OBs) in the communities of the APY Lands and are getting ready to embark upon a new series of OB live music shows in order to build PY MediaÌ¢âÂã¢s community profile and participation. We also provide support to communities in times of mourning to arrange and logistically support memorial services.
PY Media provides in house translation and recording services and is utilised by various branches of federal and state government, non-government agencies, state police and many others. Once again we are a growing presence on the Indigenous radio landscape in Australia.
5NPY is supported and maintained through the kind support of PY Media.