Jim Morrison joins RTRFM for new indigenous program

Community radio station RTRFM have announced they’re adding a brand new program to their current program grid.

Moorditj Mag which will run from 11am – 12pm each Thursday morning will be a weekly look at Indigenous Affairs both nationally and locally with Jim Morrison and Wayne Bynder.

Jim Morrison is the Head of Yokai, an Aboriginal support and advocacy group. Morrison has also led the way in encouraging members of the LGBTI community to engage with the reconciliation process via the Queers for Reconciliation group.

Co-hosting the new show will be Wayne Bynder, the former General Manager of Noongar Radio in Mt Lawley. Announcing the new program the station said Wayne’s vast knowledge of indigenous culture, music and arts would be invaluable.

Moorditj Mag aims to provide a wider audience the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of Indigenous issues and culture. RTRFM’s said the show would align with the stations core values of inclusiveness, understanding and an alternative to mainstream media.

The show, which is supported by the Community Broadcasting Foundation, will also be used as a training ground for new indigenous broadcasters, giving them first-hand knowledge and experience in producing, researching and presenting their own one-hour radio program.

Longtime RTRFM identity Peter Barr announcing he’s joining the ABC

Former RTRFM Breakfast presenter Perter Barr has announced he’s leaving his behind the scenes role at the station and will be making a return to their airwaves at the ABC.

Barr will be moving on from the station to take up a position as Presenter and Producer of ABC’s South West Mornings.

Starting his life at RTRFM in the early 1990’s, the enthusiastic radio host has been a main stay and a permanent fixture at the community radio station. He began as a volunteer at the station, presenting a number of different shows and spending time as a Director before moving into the position of Breakfast Presenter alongside Mark Genge.

In 2004, Peter took the reins himself, waking up Perth audiences every weekday morning for 10 years. A massive advocate for the local music scene Barr won the coveted WAM Golden WAMI Award three times for his work, not only playing and talking to local musicians but really caring about where their music and lives were heading.

In 2008, whilst also presenting and producing Breakfast with Barr, Peter took over the position of Talks Producer of Morning Magazine. In 2014, Peter hung up the Breakfast with Barr Microphone, staying on as Talks Producer and working tirelessly to help transition current Breakfast presenter Caitlin Nienaber into the role.

In recent years, he has taken on the role of Program Director, shaping the future sounds of the station by working closely with our volunteer presenters to improve and enhance their shows, as well as forging a path for new and exciting presenters and programs.

OIP Staff

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