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I Heard It On the Radio

When:

Wed 2 Oct 2019, 9:00am–8:00pm
Thu 3 Oct 2019, 9:00am–8:00pm
Fri 4 Oct 2019, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat 5 Oct 2019, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 6 Oct 2019, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: anitalewisttx

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Through newly commissioned digital stories, never-before-seen photographs, historical documents and radio station ephemera, learn more about the people, the music and the power of self-representation.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