ONEMOB Radio is a new First Nations internet radio station based in Gumbaynggirr Country that focuses on showcasing and celebrating Aboriginal people, stories, achievements and culture.
Onemobradio.com.au will be accessible anywhere, anytime on just about any device!
The station has been established by founder Lachlan Skinner after a number of years hosting a weekly Goori radio program on a community radio station in Coffs Harbour.
Mr Skinner spoke with News Of The Area about his motivation.
“Coffs Harbour and surroundings has the deadliest Aboriginal Community but no First Nations media platform to promote and celebrate our people, stories, achievements and culture.”
Mr Skinner said, “We decided to create our own station in order to dedicate more time and airspace to highlighting
and promoting all of the amazing things our people are up to.
“We’re off to a really exciting start and we’ve already had so many amazing conversations with people all around the country who have been so supportive of our purpose and launch plans.”
Alongside keeping people informed and entertained, OneMob Radio is also dedicated to offering community
opportunities to grow professional skills in the world of radio, media and content creation.
Mr Skinner’s own confidence grew due to his involvement in community radio and now he wants to help others.
“I was a shy kid until I had the opportunity to get involved with radio.
“I want to recreate that opportunity for others.
“Working in radio helps to grow self-confidence, public speaking and presentation skills.
“Those types of skills are empowering and they help people to navigate the world successfully,” he said.
On Monday November 2 OneMob Radio held a test Broadcast and interviewed Mitch Tambo about his new single.
“The broadcast was DEADLY and went very smoothly and it’s just great to see the community already loving it,” Mr Skinner said.
“We have just been overwhelmed by the love and spread OneMob Radio has already received from not only Coffs harbour and surrounding but right across the country.”
There will be a launch event at Galambila Aboriginal Medical Service, on Boambee Street, Coffs Harbour featuring giveaways, activities, sign-ups and voice recording opportunities.
By Sandra MOON