In 1972, Adelaide University started Australia’s first community radio station; 5UV, now known as Radio Adelaide. The signal reaches all over metropolitan Adelaide, to the mid-north of South Australia, the famous Barossa wine region, Kangaroo Island and both Yorke and Fleurieu Peninsula.
While Radio Adelaide was started by
Adelaide University, and owned by the University, it was sold to the
Educational Broadcasters Adelaide Inc in 2016. The station is run by hundreds
of volunteers and a small number of paid staff. The station hosts a number of
programs styles – music, comedy, talk, it has everything. I even appear on the
station occasionally on a segment called The Movie Tracker, as part of the
program Yarnin Country, which airs each Friday night between 9 and 10pm, hosted
by Award Winning presenter, and incredible artist, Cristopher Burthurmarr Crebbin.
It’s safe to say that Adelaide Radio
is run by some of the most passionate individuals you could come across. The
station carries a lot of reach in South Australia, but that reach is under
threat, and it needs your help.
Below, is a message from Radio
Please join us to save Radio Adelaide.
Without your support, Radio Adelaide will close its doors permanently in January 2020. We urgently need to raise at least $50,000 so we can continue to rebuild Radio Adelaide as a dynamic, modern broadcaster and achieve sustainability as an independent station.
We’ve made lots of progress in the past couple of years, despite some very significant challenges, but a funding shortfall has left us perilously close to closure.
Over the past 47 years we’ve supported many thousands of Adelaideans to tell their stories. We’ve provided the training and experience that have launched many thousands of careers. And we’ve been a consistently dedicated voice for Adelaide arts, music and ideas.
Now Radio Adelaide needs your support. It’s our voice. Our community. Our Radio Adelaide.
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.