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When it comes to drama, community broadcaster 2MIA delivers

Tuesday 06 February, 2018
Scott Williams, AKA D-Jazz

On and off the airwaves, things have been getting dramatic at the Griffith-based station.

As reported in Area News, the atmosphere escalated quickly at last month's Annual General Meeting at 2MIA studios in Griffith. 

The first dispute was sparked by 2MIA president Dolf Murwood's announcement that a station “supporter” category was being initiated, to go along with the “full members”. Supporters would pay $20 a year, rather than $35, and not have to attend meetings. 

An argument ensued, followed by a walk out. 

“We’re not forcing anyone to be just a supporter, everyone is free to become a member. At the moment, there’s no way to support the station but not get involved,” Murwood said. 

Further interjections followed regarding a perceived lack of training for presenters, and lack of discussion of 'general business'. 

The heated exchanges at the AGM did not taken the gloss off a successful year for the station, which saw their licence renewed, outdoor broadcasting launched, vinyl records revived and a state government funding boost. 

And now the drama at 2MIA is getting scripted with tonight's launch of podcast Radio Dramatica, featuring every Tuesday night 9pm-10pm.

The new show will be a mix of short stories and serial drama brought to us by some of the best producers of radio drama in the world. 

The program will be hosted by D-Jazz, AKA Scott Williams, and Josef Murwood. 

“We will be hosting stories from the US and UK to begin, with the intention of including our own in-house produced work with the help of thespian types from the community in the future,” Williams said. 

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