FBi Radio celebrates NAIDOC Week 2019

July 8th 2019

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we broadcast and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We’re taking the opportunity this week to do just that, so join us as we shine a spotlight on just a tiny fraction of the amazing Indigenous artists, performers and change-makers that are leaving their mark on Sydney music, art and culture.

You can listen back to all of these programs after the fact by hitting to the Programs tab up top.



Dylan River on Mornings with Bridie Tanner

Director Dylan River chats with Jack & André about his new web series ‘Robbie Hood’ chronicling the lives of three Indigenous kids growing up poor in Alice Springs. Round the Twist with a bit more grit and realism.

DRMNGNOW on Mornings with Bridie Tanner

Naarm (Melbourne) Rapper Neil Morris aka DRMNGNOW will return to the FBi airwaves to chat to Bridie about the release of his poignant slow-burning single ‘We See You’ produced by River Boy. Image: @chelseasienna

Felicia Foxx on Race Matters

A titan of Sydney Drag, Campbelltown’s own Felicia Foxx will sit down with Race Matters hosts Darren and Sara to chat about intersectionality at its most fabulous.


Kirsten Banks on Up For It with Ruby Miles

Astronomer and proud Wiradjuri woman Kirsten Banks sits in on Up & Atom. They’ll chat about the screening of ‘We Don’t Need A Map’ – a film about the Southern Cross and its volatile position in Australian politics and culture. UPDATE: Kirsten will now appear next Tuesday morning 16 Jul.

Warren Roberts on Mornings with Bridie Tanner

Warren Roberts from YARN Australia will be chatting with Bridie about how food can create inclusive communities and meaningful cross-cultural conversations ahead of USYD’s panel talk Culture In Conversation: Creating Inclusive Food Communities

Brett Leavy on Mornings with Bridie Tanner

Creative Director of Virtual Songlines and descendant of the Kooma People, Brett Leavy uses virtual reality to take people back to the time and place where the traditional knowledge of First Nations people originated.


Tia Gostelow on Up For It with Ruby Miles

It’s Woman Crush Wednesday and this week Ruby and Caitlin Medcalf will be crushing on indie pop prodigy Tia Gostelow, and chatting about her Qld Music Awards Album of the Year ‘Thick Skin’.

Johnathon Brown on Mornings with Eddy Diamond

John Brown is a dancer and proud Anawin man from Armidale. He’ll be filling Eddy in on the work of the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) from which he graduated in 2016.

Sherice Jackson & Jacqueline Gibbs on Mornings with Eddy Diamond

Eddy welcomes representatives from Sydney mentoring institution AIME: co-CEO Cherice Jackson and Western Sydney Centre Manager Jacqueline Gibbs.

Alice Skye on For The Record

This week, Maia Bilyk and Dan Gordon take a deep dive into former FBi Independent Artist of the Week Alice Skye’s debut record Friends With Feelings.

Rebecca Hatch on Arvos with Darren Lesaguis

At the age of 18, RnB rising star Rebecca Hatch already has a solid list of bangers to her name with singles ‘VIBES’, ‘Down for Me’ and ‘Leeway’. She’ll be chatting with Darren about her upcoming Klub Koori show (13 Jul) at Carriageworks.


Uncle Max ‘Dulumunmun’ Harrison on Mornings with Eddy Diamond

Yuin Elder Uncle Max will give Eddy a taste of the stories he’ll be sharing at Campfire Stories Casula Powerhouse. Image: Jamie James.

Sasha Sarago on Out of the Box

The driving force behind the first Indigenous lifestyle magazine Ascension, Sasha Sarago sits down with Joey Watson to play some formative tunes, and talk about upping the visibility of women of colour in media. UPDATE: Sasha will now appear on a later episode.


Dean Widders and Joe Williams on Fire Up!

Anaiwan man, former NRL player and current Indigenous Pathways manager Dean Widders, and Wiradjuri man, former NRL player and boxer Joe Williams join Stephen, Kris and Jack Shit to chat the intersection of football, Indigenous culture and mental health.

Dameeeela on the Midday Mix

Broadcaster, DJ and Yuggera woman Dameeeela gives us an hour-long taste of what she’s got in store for the Splendour faithful this year.

Dean Cross on Arvos with Grace and Al

Artist and Worimi nation descendant Dean Cross drops by to chat with Grace and Al about his recent nomination in the upcoming Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. Image: Janelle Evans


Thomas Mayor on Backchat

Thomas Mayor is a Zenadth Kes man and the current custodian of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. He’ll talk about why its proposals are vital to the future of ATSI people, and the entire nation.

birdz and Philly on Weekend Lunch

Powerhouse rappers birdz and Philly join Deepa Alam and Dani Meyerowitz to talk about getting ready for Klub Koori at Carriageworks that night and about birdz’s new EP ‘Place of Dreams’.


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