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

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Today till Sun 6 Oct


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Through newly commissioned digital stories, never-before-seen photographs, historical documents and radio station ephemera, learn more about the people, the music and the power of self-representation.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

Visit the I heard it on the radio showcase page.


Book a curator's tour 

12 Jun 5.30pm  A night by the fire: Reconciliation in radio with 98.9FM

12 Jun 6.30pm Community film night and barbecue

3 & 10 Jul 10am Kid's country hour

17 Jul 5.30pm A night by the fire: Laurie Nilsen



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