On the air in WA's Pilbara and Kimberley regions
Broome Aboriginal Media Association (BAMA) broadcasts to remote communities in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions 24 hours every day, and with the support of partners nationally for two hours per day to regional and remote communities Australia wide. It was established in 1991 and while radio broadcasting is the central component of the organisation they also run a 24 hour per day television service and manage cultural events for the Broome tourism market.
An ANZ grant of $12,876 has greatly enhanced BAMA’s capacity. The radio transmitting equipment was updated to industry standard studio equipment and software. This has enabled a second studio to customise broadcaster’s programs and suits both professional and volunteer radio announcer’s needs. It means the equipment is suitable for putting volunteers through nationally accredited media training. Programming and broadcasting is more effective and less time consuming also supporting the needs of broadcasters with disabilities through an integrated desk and systems.