Today’s guest post is by Caroline Pryor, who presents the Workers Radio program on Radio Skid Row, a community station in Sydney. Caroline is looking for more content for the show and is keen to hear from Sydney nurses and midwives with their stories of local activism.
I’ve been a volunteer at Radio Skid Row since 2007, doing a two-hour show, Workers Radio, on Friday Breakfasts from 7-9 am. The show is compiled from news from the ACTU, LabourStart, Your Rights at Night (Radio Adelaide), Radio Labour (International Labour Movement’s radio service), plus new Australian music, labour songs and some old favourites.
I’d really like to develop more Sydney content for the show. I’d like to hear your stories of solidarity and how you’re working to become an activist and work with your colleagues, for your patients and the union.
Our focus is on workplace campaigns and activities which are hotting up in the lead-up to the next state election (2015). If you have any audio content – interview opportunities, campaign reports via YouTube, radio adverts – I’d be pleased to include them in the weekly show. If you have ideas and would like to turn them into audio content, contact me and we can develop your proposals and help you acquire radio skills. I’m developing my interviewing skills too.
I work part-time for the AMWU and have a strong history of unions and industrial relations. Radio Skid Row 2RSR 88.9 is based in the Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville and hosts programs from disadvantaged and migrant communities. It has a strong association with the African and Reggae communities and is a focus for the Pacific Island communities.
Our broadcast coverage is Sydney CBD over from Leichhardt to Botany and west to Strathfield. Many of our listeners around the country and internationally stream from the website: www.skidrow.org
Please feel free to get in touch with me: firstname.lastname@example.org