On July 5, 2009 6NME 100.9FM Noongar Radio Perth broadcast for the first time for NAIDOC Week and ten years on they celebrated their tenth anniversary when long-time favourite, Jeremy Garlett kicked off NAIDOC Week with the #NR10 #Kaya Wandjoo Festival.
Headlined by the Phil Bartlett Band and produced by Phil Walleystack’s production company Aboriginal Shows and Productions, #NR10 featured the award-winning Natasha Eldridge, Jake and the Cowboys, Reno James, Delly Stokes, the Madjitil Moorna Choir, internationally acclaimed Phil Walleystack, poet Cyndy Moody with Fred Penny closing the show with an old favourite familiar to Noongar Radio’s listeners, ‘Too Solid’ reflecting the stations launch logo in 2009, ‘Sounds Solid.’
Reno James at #NR10 Madjitil Moorna Choir
Over NAIDOC Week, Noongar Radio broadcast 35 hours live, with events broadcast from North Perth, Rockingham, Hamilton Hill’s Port School, SMYL, Supreme Court Gardens in the Perth CBD, Fremantle PCYC, Mirrabooka, Ashfield, Armadale Hospital and Wandoo, Western Australia’s first dedicated alcohol and drug rehabilitation prison for women.
The stations outside broadcasts were produced by Noongar Radio’s small family of four staff and mob of dedicated volunteers.
NAIDOC celebrations continue in August with live broadcasts from Fiona Stanley Hospital and Edmond Rice College, Bindoon.