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To our community, 

Many people within the Radio Skid Row family care for people who are at high-risk for contracting COVID-19. Radio Skid Row believes it has a responsibility to not contribute to the spread of the virus and will be taking measures to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers and staff. 

As of MIDNIGHT THURSDAY 19TH MARCH 2020 we will be enacting our COVID-19 Action Plan

  • On air programming will operate in a limited capacity. We will be announcing a short-list of shows that will continue to run LIVE with community updates. 
  • Our office will be closed. You can still listen or donate online or give us a call on (02) 9550 9552 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • All training, community activities and projects are on hiatus. 

Radio Skid Row is committed to slowing the spread of the virus while also amplifying community initiatives and voices that aim to support the most marginalised during this difficult time.

While we practice social-distancing, the Radio Skid Row Team will be working on innovative ways to bring content to our supporters. Stay tuned to 88.9FM and join us on Facebook and Instagram - to remain updated on the content we will be producing during this time.

Radio Skid Row has compiled a COVID resource list for community members seeking support during the pandemic. Click here for more information.

These are crazy times we are living in, but know Radio Skid Row has your back!

 

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The Stories

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The Guests

Over the years, Afrika Connexions has interviewed some of Africa’s most prominent figures. Musicians such as Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo appeared on the program, as did performers and actors such as Kenyan, WanjikeWa Kiarie and South African, John Kani. Notable political guests included the Women’s Coordinator of the PAC, Maude Jackson; Patricia De Lille, who was the mayor of Cape… Read more...
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Program Highlights

Over the last 25 years, Afrika Connexions has produced some amazing radio programs including interviews with musicians, artists, politicians, activists from overseas as well as within the African community in Sydney. We are currently going through the huge archive of material from the show and putting it online here for a whole new audience as well as those people who might want to remember how… Read more...
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The Hugh Masekela Interview – 1987

In 1987, Neville Legg interviewed then-exiled South African musician, Hugh Masekela. Performing with Paul Simon on his epic Graceland World Tour, Masekela spoke with Neville about his youth under Apartheid, his musical aspirations and intentions, and the implications of the cultural boycott on South African musicians. He also talks about the criticism of his involvement in the Graceland tour. We… Read more...
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The News

An important part of Afrika Connexions, from its inception, was broadcasting news on the situation in South Africa. The need for a different type of news was made necessary by the mainstream media’s superficial coverage of the struggle and its penchant for presenting stories about the hunger and poverty of Africa – a model that still prevails today. The presenters of Afrika Connexions recognised… Read more...
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Maxwell Nemadzivhanani

This interview first went on air in 1985 as part of an Afrika Connexions news segment, which was at 1pm every Sunday. Maxwell Nemadzivhanani was virtually a member of the Afrikan Connexions team, although his primary role was chief representative of the Pan African Congress of Azania. He travelled extensively in the position, attending meetings of the Non Aligned Movement as well as meetings of… Read more...
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African Dawn – An Interview with Wanjiku Wa Kiarie

Early listeners of Afrika Connexions will remember the music of The African Dawn. A beautiful mix of politics, poetry and traditional instruments, African Dawn represented a growing Pan African movement, which had established itself in London rallying alongside the liberation struggles around the world. In 1986, Kenyan actress and poet Wanjiku Wa Kiarie performed her play Black Woman at the South… Read more...
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South African John Kani on Dreaming Under Apartheid

One of South Africa's most famous actors talks with Paul Thusi in 1994. 'It’s a pleasure to be with you today, and I would like to say it is a great honour for me to tell you I have a real live native here at the studio with me from South Africa by the name of John Kani. But I am bound by custom and tradition not to address him by John Kani, since he saw the sun before I did. So customarily I am… Read more...

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Volunteer at the station

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Become a supporter

Broadcasting for 35 years, Radio Skid Row brings together marginalised and disadvantaged communities to deliver conscious independent radio from…

About When I'm 64

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About When I'm 64

We first got the idea to do this project when a few older people at the station found themselves… Read more...
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Out of Work and Over 55

Producers Peter Tozer and Paul Thusi have both experienced unemployment in their older years. In… Read more...

About the project

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What is an Activist?

For the past year, a team of Radio Skid Row producers have been walking the streets of Sydney… Read more...
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The I Am Active! team

The iAmActive team includes: Executive Producer: Nicola Joseph Reporters: Em Couch and Isobel Deane… Read more...
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How this project started

The idea for the iAmActive project was inspired by the demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt during… Read more...

Redfern

The struggle being fought in Redfern right now goes much deeper than locals vs. yuppies. This fight… Read more...

Glebe

Another area that many say is likely to lose most of its state-owned housing is Glebe. Home to… Read more...

Marrickville

For over a decade, Marrickville has been the frontier for the gentrification creep. If you've lived… Read more...

Leichhardt

Leichhardt used to be a neighbourhood where you knew all your neighbours. In our Leichhardt edition… Read more...

Millers Point

During the time of the project, many things happened in the station’s broadcast area that meant the… Read more...