Derby Media Aboriginal Corporation commenced radio broadcasting on 1st March, 2003 on frequency 97.9fm. We currently broadcast live-to-air to the township of Derby and nearby communities including Mowanjum from 6am Ì¢âÂÛÏ 7pm Monday to Friday, and from 7am to 10am on Saturday mornings. In the evenings and the weekends we transmit the National Indigenous Radio Service. Current plans are to extend the reception to Looma community, Ellendale diamond mining site and the Koolan Island mining site.
In our short history we have gained credibility locally with a survey revealing that 95% of the local population listen to 97.9FM at some stage during the week for local news, views, music and events, with many admitting to being dedicated Larrkardi Radio listeners. We have also won 6 national CBAA awards to date.
During the year we have added a recording studio and a training area to our existing studios to better provide
for our local musicians to meet and record their music.