“To embrace all media forms and strengthen communication of First Nations voices to educate and inform the community.”
Brisbane Indigenous Media Association Ltd has operated 98.9FM as an essential service for the whole of the community.
On Tuesday, April 6, 1993, 98.9FM began its first on-air broadcast, after successfully applying for a 24-hour community radio licence in 1991. 98.9FM is best known for its unique blend of country and Indigenous music.
98.9FM’s regular programs include popular Breakfast Show with Jharal Yow Yeh & Tariana Olive, Drive Show with Clay Cassar-Daley & Emma MacNeill. The station also offers a variety of speciality music shows including the Truckin’ Hour, Three Chords and the Truth and Blues with a Feeling. Also growing in popularity is Deadly Choices Radio delivered in partnership with the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health.
98.9FM is a significant contributor to the National Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS), which provides daily news bulletins and 24-hour programming to over 120 community radio stations across the country.
In addition to 98.9FM, Brisbane Indigenous Media Association Ltd operates BIMA Vision, Triple A Training and BIMA Projects.