Bernard Namok Jnr – Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting-NT
After starting work as a volunteer at Radio 4MW (Torres Strait Islander Media Association), in 2008, Bernard Nakok Jnr was offered a job in Maningrida in West Arnhem Land as the RIBS operator while doing his Diploma in Radio Broadcasting. He won a Koori Mail Scholarship for Most Outstanding contribution to Radio Broadcasting and now works for the Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association as a Senior Broadcaster. He has won awards in the Emerging Talent Award at the National Remote Media Festival as well as the Top End Unsung Heroes Youth of the Year for the NT.
Kevin Ebsworth – Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting-NT
Kevin Ebsworth, aka BigSexyKev (BSK), has worked hard to achieve his goals and is graduating this year in broadcasting. He works at TEABBA Radio where he brings a new energy to broadcasting while remaining humble and thankful to those who have supported him. A highly respected role model in his community, Kevin has also been involved in teaching school students in Albury about Aboriginal culture.
Anthony Brown – 3KND, 1503AM – Melbourne, VIC
Anthony Brown is a breakfast host on Radio 3KND where he has been doing his popular breakfast show – the Angry Ant Breakfast Show – for the past four years. He is currently the program manager at 3KND. He is a Gunditjmara man from western Victoria, but has lived and worked with the Melbourne Aboriginal community for over 30 years. Anthony has also worked in Koori Kids Adolescent Mental Health for the past 10 years. He has also won the Australia Day City of Yarra Community Award for his work in the Aboriginal community and with radio.
Mark Ross (Munkimuk) – Koori Radio 2LND, 93.7FM – Sydney, NSW
Mark Ross, also known as Munkimuk is a Sydney-based Indigenous hip hop performer and broadcaster. He presents the Indigenous Hip Hop show and Munky’s Funky Lunch on Koori Radio 93.7FM. He also hosts a nationally syndicated weekly radio program “Indij Hip Hop Show”, which is produced from Koori Radio in Sydney. He can also be heard live around the country on the National Indigenous Radio Service, on CAAMA Radio in Alice Springs and on the CRN Network. His Hip Hop Drop segment can also be heard on the Deadly Sounds show across the nation.
Karla Hart – Noongar Radio, 100.9FM – Perth, WA
Karla Hart is a Noongar yorga from the South West of WA and has lived in Perth for 13 years. She is well respected for her hard work and dedication to the Noongar community, providing a warm presence on air, on the stage and at community events. Karla has also recently recorded some of her own music. Karla manages and performs with Kwarbah Djookian, a traditional women’s dance group.