The Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) began operations in 1980 and was the first Aboriginal organization to be allocated a broadcasting license. CAAMA serves The Aboriginal people of Central Australia through an association regulated under the Incorporations Act, and its objectives focus on the social, cultural and economic advancement of Aboriginal peoples.
CAAMA is passionate about promoting and sharing Aboriginal culture, language, dance, and music while generating economic and social benefits in the form of training, employment and income generation.
CAAMA Radio’s commitment to remote broadcasting is central to its philosophy and the station is funded to provide support to a number of RIBS studios and broadcasters on remote communities. Remote operators alternate to deliver a two hours show presented in aboriginal languages and english which can be heard over the CAAMA network between 2pm to 4pm CST.
Pam & Gilmore are the network coordinators for CAAMA’s remote broadcasting service which oversees the operations of 11 remote radio stations.
CAAMA Remote Indigenous Media Organisation
To provide technical and training support to the operations of following locations
- Papunya – 102.9 FM
- Titjikala – 106.1 FM
- Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) – 106.1 FM
- Utju (Areyonga) – 105.7 FM
- Ntaria “Hermannsberg” – 103.7 FM
- Apatula (Finke) – 102.9 FM
- Elliott 102.9 FM
- Alpurrulam (Lake Nash) – 106.1 FM
- Mutitjulu – 106.1 FM
- Imanpa – 102.9 FM
- Batchelor Rum Jungle – 93.7 FM
- Revive, rebuild and maintain indigenous cultural identity through radio broadcasting
- Provide Indigenous people in remote Australia access to local Indigenous radio broadcasting services
- Develop Indigenous language and culture radio
- Promote Indigenous language through radio
- Positively reinforce Indigenous achievements
- Advocate on behalf of RIBS communities at a local and national level to Government and associations.
- Maintain open communications with Shire Councils and remote communities, e.g. MOU. – Maintain and increase participation of RIBS communities to Broadcasts on 8KIN FM
- Increase the profile of remote community broadcasters through the CAAMA network – Increase employment and training of Indigenous people in remote communities.