Although Black Star is the only radio in town at Doomadgee, local announcer Sai Matainavora would have no trouble rating as No. 1 in any radio market in the country. Sai has taken the local Black Star service to new heights in Doomadgee and has the entire community tuned in. His regular morning program encouraging kids to get to school attracting attention in other communities around the Gulf region and has been noticed as far away as Canberra.
A new video featuring Doomadgee Radio’s success in getting kids to school is now being featured by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet on their website
Have a look here:
As you travel around the town you can hear the sounds of Black Star everywhere and local community groups and organisations are lining up regularly to communicate their message. Once the local radio gains this level of acceptance it enhances the community’s ability to communicate via a common voice in so many ways.
New technologies being introduced across the Black Star network will soon allow Sai to present local programs to Mornington Island and also the new Black Star service that just hit the airwaves in Normanton. Doomadgee will become a regional hub for Black Star’s Gulf services and we are looking forward to how these innovations will make the magic of radio communication even more effective across the region