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The month of March has been busy so far for TEABBA Radio Technicain Kyle Douvendans and Broadcaster DJB. First on the agenda was a trip to the communities of Kalkaringi and Yarralin. Leaving in the early morning sun light as the sun slowly rose across the lush green Territory. It was great to see the land which during the dry is brown and barren. Over flowing with precious life giving water flooding the creek and rivers. A truly awesome sight.


The purpose of the trip to Kalkaringi was to check the frequency of the local station as well as a maintenance check to see if everything is running smoothly. Once the Technical side was done it was time to train the newest member of the TEABBA Radio network. Dylan Miller. A bright young man who has shown a talent and enthusiasm for radio. As well as being on the airwaves. Dylan also found himself being interviewed by the NITV team from the show. Out Back Tracks. Radio and TV in one day. This is quiet a feat for some one just starting out in media.


Back on the plane it was a quick trip to Yarralin to conduct another maintenance check. And to visit Mr James Goodworth who is the local Broadcaster. TEABBA also presented James with a new digital recorder. This will allow him to get more stories and interviews. Allowing him to keep the community informed and entertained.

17th March, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on KALKARINIGI YARRALIN TRIP

“TEABBA would like to acknowledge CAAMA and thank the CAAMA News team for their daily news service and look forward to their news update daily for 2017”.

13th March, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “TEABBA would like to acknowledge CAAMA and thank the CAAMA News team for their daily news service and look forward to their news update daily for 2017”.

Tech & Training Trip Yirrkala

On the 03.02.2017 TEABBA Technical Coordinator Kyle Doevendans travelled with General Manager Don Baylis for a meeting with EARC member Barry Bonythus and to install a Codec tie-line enabling local RIBS operator Steven Maymuru to perform network shows across the TEABBA footprint. It was noted on arrival that there was no TEABBA service, this was due to a loose cord in the back of the rack, this was fixed and now the RIBS operator can switch between TEABBA and Local through the duration of the day. Steven is now ready to do network shows, he has an abundance of experience from over the years and has been live on 105.3FM Yirrkala, we are very excited to have Steven doing his shows across our footprint so make sure you tune into to catch his show!

3rd February, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tech & Training Trip Yirrkala

Tech & Training Tiwi Islands

On the 2nd of February 2016 Kyle Doevendans flew to Pirlangimpi (Garden Point) via Fly Tiwi to meet up with the new RIBS operator Joseph Burke for some basic training and do some trouble-shooting on reports no broadcast services were online.

This was marked down to weather at the time with both transmitters and decoders for both service’s running on arrival, however, the ABC RR transmitter was omitting low power, this was fixed by replacing the old SINT TX to a brand new stereo capable transmitter on the TEABBA service, which allowed the old TEABBA transmitter to become the ABC service. Cannon cables were installed to boost the now well running 98.5FM (Local/TEABBA)  service and with a new transmitter the 106.1FM ABC RR is now running at full capacity, insuring all emergency broadcasting services are obtainable from the community in the main concern time of the wet season. Tune into 98.5 FM in Pirlangimpi, TEABBA Radio (Your Voice in the Bush)

3rd February, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tech & Training Tiwi Islands

Ngukurr Training/ Tech Trip

On the 12th of January 2017 Kyle Travelled from Darwin to Katherine and then flew via Katherine Aviation to Ngukurr, due to localised flooding and the Roper river being up, flying was the only option to reach the community.

On Arrival is was noted that all services are up and running correctly, the local/TEABBA service running on 101.3FM, Triple J 98.1FM and ABC RR on 104.5FM.

Once technical aspects had been completed with a screen replacement, mixer setup and music upload to the database, Keith Rogers was itching at the bit to start broadcasting locally.

Training was completed on the entire system including, introduction & Operation of broadcast software, introduction to hardware maintenance & technical aspects of the transmission equipment and broadcasting.

Keith is now confident and eager to broadcast his weekly daily shows and provide the community with deadly tunes.

Make sure you keep an ear out for Keith Rogers on 101.3FM Ngukurr as he is sure to be broadcasting on the TEABBA footprint soon!

30th January, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ngukurr Training/ Tech Trip






It is not everyday that history is made or you are invited to become apart of history in the making. TEABBA Radio were honoured to be apart of the 50th Wave Hill Walk off. A three day festival that is celebrated in the communities of Kalkaringi and Dagaragu. Filled with culture arts and music.. It was a great event that saw people from all corners of the country come together to remember the courage of one man and the leadership he had shown to his people, the Gurindgi. Mr Vincent Lingiari. A man who created Australian Landrights history.


The week started early for myself. Being asked to accompany TEABBA contract Technician Mr Mick Cummings out to community. This was to install a satellite dish and an antenna. Allowing for better radio reception in Dagaragu.

Things were made more exciting when the rest of the crew arrived. Bala B and Jason Tambling on board and prepared for the weekend ahead.


The festivals official start began on the Friday. Opening with speeches from the elders and traditional owners welcoming the crowds to their country. An amazing surprise was a visit from members of the Mabo family. A name well known in the fight for their homelands the Murray Isalnds. A land mark decision that saw the idea of Terra Nullias null and void. The welcome to country was followed by the march down to the Victoria River. A place where the Gurindgi people camped as part of their ten year struggle for recognition.


The Saturday and Sunday programs were full of interesting things to see and do. Book launches, art exhibitions, movie screenings, unplugged concerts and the very entertaining sports carnivals.


The evenings were filled […]

12th December, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on KALKARINGI 50TH WAVE HILL WALK OFF ( FREEDOM DAY )

Maningrida Careers Expo

Maningrida Careers Expo

Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd November


TEABBA’s last outside broadcast was in Maningrida, West Arnhem. Bernard Namok Jnr (Bala B) and Jason Tambling attended the 2-day event to broadcast LIVE from Maningrida.


The Maningrida Careers Expo came about from discussions with local Traditional Owners who felt that it is necessary for indigenous students especially, to understand clearly WHY there is a need for them to undergo education and how employable skills and qualifications are obtained.


The TEABBA Tent was set up right at the entrance to the expo and played a variety of music from the latest to the greatest and was joined by local school children’s, stall holders and representatives from community organisations


Bernard Namok Jnr Aka, Bala B spoke to a former teacher George Pasco and said ‘the Expo was a wonderful idea so all the young kids can see all the career opportunity that is out there for them and would like to see a Careers Expo held in other communities as well’ he spoke that it education is your key to survival.


The importance of having RIBS set up in Maningrida and a local community member trained up to be the drive behind it and having their local voice heard across the networks was vital.


The expo saw not only students from Maningrida but also students visiting from the surrounding communities of Milingimbi and Ramingining

12th December, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Maningrida Careers Expo

National Indigenous Media Awards 2016

2016 National Indigenous Music Awards

With the theme ‘Protest Songs’ the NIMA’s Award and Concert was certainly a night to remember.  Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wave Hill walk off, the 40th anniversary of the Land Rights Act, 30 years since the release of Yothu Yindi’s Tribal Voice and 25 years since Treaty topped the charts. At this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards the broadcast was heard right across the Top End and around Australia.

TEABBA Radio broadcasted the NIMA’s LIVE from the Amphitheatre. Bernard Namok Jnr (Bala B) team lead the broadcast this year; with Lee Hewitt and Kelly Baylis as anchor, Jason Tambling and Bala B was backstage getting interviews from the artist and rubbing shoulders with the biggest names in indigenous music stars, Brendon Barlow soaked up the atmosphere in front of the stage taking pictures and Lorena Walker from CAAMA Radio joined the broadcast team this year.

Bernard Namok Jnr (Bala B) presented the Community Music Clip award to Ngukurr Community for Break The Silence Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, White Ribbon. Gurrumul Yunipingu took out the ‘Artist of the Year’ and up and raising star Stanley ‘Gawurra Gaykamangu’ winning New Talent of the Year,  Album, Cover Art and Film Clip of the year.

2016 National Indigenous Music Award Winners

Artist of the Year

Gurrumul Yunupingu

Album of the Year


Song of the Year

The Children Came Back – Briggs

Written by Gurrumul Yunupingu, Archie Roach, Corey McGregor, Adam Briggs

Performed by Briggs, Dewayne Everettsmith & Gurrumul

New Talent of the Year


Cover Art

Ratja Yaliyali – Gawurra

DESIGNER: Jalyay JAJA Thompson

Film Clip

Ratja Yaliyali – Gawurra


Community Music Clip

Break The Silence

Ngukurr Community, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, White Ribbon

Traditional Song of the Year

Two Sisters Journey

Ishmael Marika

Hall of Fame – Kutcha Edwards

A BIG congratulations to […]

23rd November, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Indigenous Media Awards 2016

4th and 5th of August 2016/Donatelife week

For Donatelife week TEABBA Broadcasters have been doing live reads during their show with Key Messages read out Live in Support to Donatelife week and into the lead up for TEABBA Crews OB’s


On the 4th of August the TEABBA Crew held an outside broadcast at the Dinila Dilba Health Clinic in Palmerston to support Donatelife week it was a 2hr broadcast with Team Leader Jason Tambling and Broadcasters Brendon Barlow and Lee Hewitt, we had plenty of give a ways and a interview with the Diabetes Educator Vanessa Corpus on the importance of keeping healthy and fit we also had the opportunity to speak with the Dinila Dilba health clinics educator on various clinic support groups. During this broadcast we had several (Key Messages) read out over the duration of the broadcast and several (Audio Messages) played throughout the show. Overall this broadcast was a successful show with plenty of information getting out into the Palmerston audiences and across the TEABBA footprint.


On the 5th of August the TEABBA Crew also held another OB at the Royal Darwin Hospital to Support the Donatelife week it was a 2 and half hour broadcast with Team Leader Jason Tambling and Broadcasters Brendon Barlow, Bernard Namok and Lee Hewitt. The OB was set up right where the RDH entrance is so we had plenty of people coming up throughout the entire broadcast asking questions and how they can donate, we also had the Donatelife crew cooking up a yummy free sausage sizzle and veggie patties throughout the whole OB they even supplied orange juice & apple juice which I thought was a fantastic idea to get people aware of the importance of Donating an organ or tissues. Throughout this […]

22nd November, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4th and 5th of August 2016/Donatelife week

Welcome “Ms Jedda” to The TEABBA Team


The new TEABBA, Remote Mobile Multi-Media Unit, has finally arrived, through a successful ABA grant application. The TEABBA Board and Membership have been continually pressing over four years to source a multi purpose vehicle that suits logistic challenges and environment conditions, which also needed to be self-sufficient to deliver training in the remote communities within the TEABBA Network footprint.

So with great appreciation, and responsibility of this special unit, we look forward to being out in these communities longer and more often. As a multi purpose vehicle, “Ms Jedda” will be participating in career expo’s, Outside Broadcasts at various Music and cultural Festivals, but more importantly, will be working with the Regional Council local media staff, the Remote Indigenous Broadcast Service (RIBS), school students, CDP participants and also encouraging community senior citizens to utilise the Unit and equipment on board. Eventually, fitted out (over this wet season) with broadcasting equipment and various other digital devices to assist with practical hands on skill development and assorted software navigation.

Having “Ms Jedda” will enable the TEABBA media staff, who all have several certificates, Media Industry, TAE, Project Management, working with children and others, to put all their training skills to good use by sharing their knowledge,
with Indigenous people that reside in remote communities, and don’t have the facilities that we enjoy and use everyday.

“Ms Jedda’s” first job was a live Outside Broadcast at the Yirrkala Oval, for the Cyclone Recovery Football Carnival, for communities and teams that were affected from the recent Cyclone in the region. Following this she backed up an amazing five days straight, at the 18th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival, with Indigenous media representatives from all over Australia, doing interviews and updates of the Festival, […]

22nd November, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Welcome “Ms Jedda” to The TEABBA Team