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Wilcannia River Radio Keeping It Alive In Lockdown with BB Adams

Brendon Adams has been involved in First Nations media, film and tourism for over 30 years. A proud Ku-Ku Yalangi/Woppaburra man from far north Queensland, Brendon worked at 4K1G in Townsville and before moving to Barkindji country (Wilcannia, NSW) where he works as a station manager at Wilcannia River Radio.

In 2019, Brendon and his team won the Tony Staley Award for Excellence in Community Broadcasting for their coverage of issues relating to the Murray-Darling basin. Brendon works to facilitate numerous projects that address the challenges and barriers faced by Indigenous people, as well as fostering social and emotional wellbeing in the local community of Wilcannia. He discuses how their first lockdown impacts the small town especially with their youth and mob that are already in hardship.


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