I heard it on the radio: 25 years of 98.9FM Murri Country

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Sat 4 May - Sun 6 October 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm (7 hr)


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Protest in the air, a fresh voice on the airwaves; the first Indigenous radio station in a capital city began broadcasting in the 1990s… bringing an exciting new sound to our stereos.

I heard it on the radio looks at 25 years of 98.9FM Murri Country and its influence in giving a voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the radio.

From their genesis in the protest movement, 98.9FM’s significant contribution to Australian media was a catalyst for change.

Through newly commissioned digital stories, never-before-seen photographs, historical documents and radio station ephemera, learn more about the people, the music and the power of self-representation. 

In this free State Library of Queensland showcase, experience a recreation of a vintage 98.9FM recording studio and enjoy the sounds of Country as you explore the history of this transformative community radio station.


Join us for an afternoon on the Queensland Terrace to celebrate the opening at I heard it on the radio live. Enjoy live music, an outdoor broadcast by 98.9FM and buy a snack from the food trucks.

Troy Jungaji BradyChris TamwoySue Ray and Roger Knox will be performing, with ABC Radio presenter Rhianna Patrick as MC for the afternoon.


Free entry, all ages. 



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