In the late 1980’s members of the Cairns indigenous community began to present a program called Black is Black at another community radio station in Cairns. Due to strong community interest volunteers devoted their time to create an indigenous media organisation to promote an awareness of indigenous culture and issues to both indigenous and non indigenous listeners. On the 6th of November 1990, Bumma Bippera Media Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation (BBM) was born and became an incorporated body.
Bumma Bippera Media 98.7FM is the first and only indigenous radio service in Cairns. Our state of the art studios are located right in the heart of Cairns. BBM 98.7 FM extends as far south as Gordonvale, West to Kuranda, Atherton and Mareeba, north to Port Douglas and Mossman, east to Yarrabah, and the Cairns area. BBM 98.7FM has the potential to reach more than 150,000 listeners daily.
Our radio service also extends nationally where each Monday thru Friday, TALK BLACK, our flagship program is broadcast across Australia through the National Indigenous Radio Service.