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Radio Rum Jungle

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Radio Rum Jungle is your local Batchelor Community Radio Station broadcasting 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

It is a part of the CAAMA network, so when it is not broadcasting locally generated content, it re-broadcasts the CAAMA program.

This year (2017) the studios were moved from the old site adjacent to the transmitter tower onto the Batchelor Institute campus.

At the same time the equipment was upgraded from analogue to digital so Radio Rum Jungle now has digital studios and the ability to broadcast over IP.

As well as being a standalone community radio station, Radio Rum Jungle is also used as a teaching facility for the popular Indigenous media Unit Certificate III in Screen and Media course. Students use the station to broadcast their programs live to air.

This year (2017) is also important as it is the 30th birthday of Radio Rum Jungle.

Thirty years ago, TEABBA (Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association) began broadcasting into the Batchelor township area using the call sign “Radio Rum Jungle” named after the old uranium mine nearby at Rum Jungle. These broadcasts were from studios on the original site where the transmitter tower still stands and operates today. These studios were also used for training Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying the Diploma in Broadcast and Journalism, and the BRACS Certificate course at Batchelor Institute.

Radio Rum Jungle has a long history and an enduring relationship with Batchelor Institute.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasters across the country began their media training and their careers at Radio Rum Jungle.