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3KND STAFF MEMBERS

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Gerry Lyons

Station Manager

Gerry Terati Lyons was appointed as General Manager of 3KND on the 20th March 2017. Gerry has been in the broadcasting sector for over 30 years including 16 years at CAAMA Radio in Alice Springs including the past 7 years as the Station Manager,

Gerry (GMAN) is well regarded in the sector as an energetic and community-minded leader who built relationships across all sections of the country. He is an Indigenous man from Aotearoa,

 

Gerry has strong relationships in Indigenous communities in  Australia and has built a huge following as an on-air presence in Central Australia and Victoria through hosting the breakfast show. Gman has strong leadership abilities and embraces community on all levels.

 

His diverse work background included Director of JPG Computers,  his own IT business, Certificates in Media, Arts and Television, Health Services, Senior Management, and currently on the CBF CGAC Content Panel as a grant accessor plus holds a black belt in  Karate..

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Grant Hansen

Broadcaster

Grant Hansen has been closely associated with South Eastern Indigenous Media Association for 20 + years since its inception. He has been Chairman of SEIMA for 17 years and has been guiding SEIMA through its transition from 3KND AM broadcaster to a multi-platform digital media presence in Victoria. When First Australians Media Enterprises was formed to be the new governing body of 3KND Grant became the inaugural Chairman of the organisation.

 

As well as providing leadership to the FAME Board, Grant is on the board of the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, musician, actor, radio presenter, and television host. He fronts the popular NITV/SBS television program, The Marngrook Footy Show. He has a long background of productive involvement in Aboriginal affairs and has sat on the Boards of many prominent organisations. Grant brings strong leadership and experience to the Board of FAME.

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BB Adams

Broadcasters

Brendon Adams aka (BB Adams) is a proud Ku-Ku Yalangii (Cape York) and Woppaburra (North Keppel Island) man. BB Adams loves sports and is a true Queenslander, loyal to the Broncos, Maroons, Reds and the Lions. But the part he is most recognised for is his commitment to the community that he has lived in for 20 years, Wilcannia.

 

Brendon's was Site Manager of REDI.E business in Wilcannia which is Barkandji Country. BB Adams worked with his team to deliver CDP, Remote School Attendance Strategy, Centrelink and Wilcannia River Radio who won the prestigious Tony Staley Award in Broadcasting at the 2019 Community Broadcasting of Australian Association and in 2021 won the award with TAFE and Water NSW with the NSW TAFE Awards in Partnership in Primary Industry.

 

Finally, he is a proud father of 7 and grandfather of 4 Grand-Daughters and 1 Deadly Grandson

Now in 2023, Brendon has now joined the 3KND Family as a Broadcaster.

 

First Australians Media Enterprises Aboriginal Corporation (FAME) and Radio KoolNDeadly 3KND welcome BB Adams to our media team and to Wurundjeri country.

 

Brendon's was Site Manager of REDI.E business in Wilcannia which is Barkandji Country. BB Adams worked with his team to deliver CDP, Remote School Attendance Strategy, Centrelink and Wilcannia River Radio who won the prestigious Tony Staley Award in Broadcasting at the 2019 Community Broadcasting of Australian Association and in 2021 won the award with TAFE and Water NSW with the NSW TAFE Awards in Partnership in Primary Industry.

 

Finally, he is a proud father of 7 and grandfather of 4 Grand-Daughters and 1 Deadly Grandson

Now in 2023, Brendon has now joined the 3KND Family as a Broadcaster.

 

First Australians Media Enterprises Aboriginal Corporation (FAME) and Radio KoolNDeadly 3KND welcome BB Adams to our media team and to Wurundjeri country.

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Erica Higgins 

Communication Officer

Erica Higgins has a long association with indigenous media and has worked in the industry since 2006. She has worked in radio broadcasting, film and television production, sponsorship and promotion, grant writing and project management.

 
She currently works as Communication Officer here at 3KND which encompasses, production, project management, sponsorship, grant funding and communication.


Why is she in this role? “I’m passionate about our media being the platform for our voice to be heard, our own words, languages and style. This helps all of us to feel connected and proud of our culture.”
Erica lives on Dja Dja Wurrung country near Laaneebarramul and volunteers producing the Blaknbluez Show as the Gypsy, Saturday mornings on 3KND.

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Uncle Den Fisher

Broadcaster

Uncle Dennis Fisher aka (Den the Fish) is a Waka Waka man from Queensland. Born in Maryborough 1957 Uncle Den lived in the Cherbourg Settlement working on a dairy farm from the age of 10yrs.

 

Den joined 3KND in 2003 and has been a committed broadcaster and supporter of 3KND since. Uncle said he asked the spirits to send him a message of what he should be doing in Life.

 

So when 3KND opened there doors it was on Uncle Den’s Birthday and that was the sign he had been waiting for…Uncle Den also works 4 days a week for the Royal Botanical Gardens,

 

Melbourne as a Aboriginal Heritage Guide... a job he loves as he is able to educate visitors on aboriginal culture. 3KND healed me Uncle said. It gave me the platform to speak to our people in truth.

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