3KND STAFF MEMBERS
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..
Arthur Jackson (Yorta Yorta) prior to becoming the current Program Manager, Arthur Studied Multimedia & Media Business for a few years at NMIT. Multimedia is content that uses a combination of different content forms such as text, audio, images, animations, video and interactive content.
Started working for 3KND as the Administration officer/Broadcaster providing administrative support which included inventory management, organizing company records, roster scheduling, budget and office reporting, invoicing and customer service. skilled in interviewing and moderating guests and providing commentary alongside callers and news stories. performing technical skills on broadcast automation systems, control and mixer boards.
Arthur helped produced documentary with Open Channel that aired on NITV called “Living in Two Worlds”, worked as an Assistant Stage Manager at Malthouse Theatre for the Production of 'The Shadow King' and has also done volunteer work for Channel 31.
Kiandra Brown is a proud Gunditjmara woman from Melbourne. She started working at 3KND back in February 2011 as a trainee Receptionist and is now 3KND's Traffic Officer.
She works with state-of-the-art radio systems, such as Zetta, the ultimate radio automation system, GSelector, the world's most powerful multi-station music scheduling software, and Aquira, the highly flexible Traffic system. Other qualifications include a Certificate IV in Business Administration, a Diploma in Business and Certificate IV in Leadership & Management.
Kiandra produced the widely popular '3KND Top 100 Indigenous Songs Of All Time', played every January 26th. This program won a CBAA Award for 'Best Radio Program - Music' in 2018.
Kiandra, radio name Miss K, is host of 'RnB Nights', a Saturday night RnB party mix, playing from 8pm til Midnight on 3KND .
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.
Hayley McAdam is a young Larrakia and Arrente woman, born in Darwin, Northern Territory with her mum’s side of the family. She comes from strong roots with her mother Violet Mills being the youngest of the Mills Sisters, they’re Larrakia, Kungarakun, Jawoyn and Gurindji women. Well known for performing around Australia with many impressive artists.
Growing up in Darwin she was surrounded with music, culture, family performing on stage with family which turned into great memories. While living in Darwin Hayley was training to be a customer service specialist with the Commonwealth Bank where she honed her skills in dealing with people.
Hayley loves sports…having played for the Palmerston magpies with Netball and Football. Her father Gilbert McAdam is an Arrente, Yamba and Kija man. He has played in the AFL and has since worked in media for sports being on TV and radio commentating AFL. It was a proud moment for our family when the McAdam Growden grandstand in Alice Springs was named after the McAdam brothers for their contribution to sports.
Hayley has now moved to Melbourne to join the 3KND media team as an administration officer in September 2019. Since then Hayley has embraced working in media, attending different cultural and musical events such as the Tamworth Country Music Festival and Tanderrum.
Hayley has started to train for Netball with the Fitzroy Stars and in her own time she volunteers helping with the St Kilda Football Club thats when she’s not playing and writing music.
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.