#SaveRadioADL – Radio Adelaide Needs You!

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.

Chris Crebbin and Victor Weetra from Yarnin’ Country

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 Adelaide:

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.

To help save Radio Adelaide, contribute to to their crowdfunding campaign here: https://startsomegood.com/SaveRadioADL

Below, is a message from ‘The Wire’ presenter, Sarah Martin