Who are we?

In 2018-19

kimKim Stewart: Coordinator.  A life-long community organiser, community radio producer and social worker who likes a challenge. Kim’s community work has spanned animal welfare, environmental justice, peace and human rights.  Kim has worked alongside people with a disability since 2012.  She is a trainer and consultant at the Community Media Training Organisation and co-produces a weekly radio show., Only Human, on 4ZZZ and Zed Digital. See her on Linked In.

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Tom Smith: Whoopeedo Crew songwriter and musician

Craig Garrett: 4ZZZ radio producer

Renee Jones: 4ZZZ radio producer

In 2016

Kim Stewart: Coordinator. 

Donna and Dominique:  Support workers at the Community Living Association, Nundah.

In 2015

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Kim Stewart: Coordinator. 

Benjamin Stimpson:  community organiser and disability support worker specialising in assisting people living with intellectual disability or learning impairment.  Ben is a muso with endless energy and enthusiasm.  Ben works with constituents at the Community Living Project.

Social Work interns, K and G:  Thrown in at the deep end, our interns from the Community Living Project made an invaluable contribution to organising and faciliating the pilot project while learning about the many facets of practice that make up social work.

Our Supporting Orgs:

  • RPH Australia – commissioned a series of guides, video and audio to help expand the involvement of people with disabilties in community radio nationally. The RPH Radio Reading network provides information and news for people with vision impairment and blindness https://new.rph.org.au/
  • Community Media Training Organisation – Provided free training for participants in some of our projects. Provide training Australia-wide for community radio stations https://cmto.org.au/
  • QLD State Library and The Edge – hosts of our 2017 project, Women On The Edge. The WOTE project trained and networked women in Brisbane interested in getting into community radio. Over 15 weekswe learnt to plan, interview, record, and edit pre-produced radio as well as forming a strong group. Funded by theCommunity Broadcasting Foundation and supported by the Community Media Training Organisation, 4ZZZ https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/plan-my-visit/spaces-visit/edge
  • OzCare South Brisbane – Hosts for our 2018-19 project, Taking Radio 2 Community ran weekly radio and music groups at OzCare men’s homelessness shelter facilitated by 4ZZZ and the Whoopeedo Crew. A radio series, Home Truths, was produced as well as some original songs. Funded by the Creative Sparks Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane.
  • West End Community House – supported a year of radio groups with the Whoopeedo Crew and friends 2017-2018. Songs, interviews and stories became regualr programming on Only Human, a social justice and disability rights program on 4ZZZ and Zed Digital. West End Community House (WECH) actively contributes to building strong, connected communities in the Kurilpa Peninsula. Established in 1983 under the auspice of the West End Uniting Church, WECH is now part of a broader organisation, Community Plus+, which includes Yeronga Community Centre, Annerley Community Service, and QSTARS.  http://communityplus.org.au/west/
  • WWILD is funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Social Inclusion Program), and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. WWILD has two programs, the Sexual Violence Prevention Service and the Disability Training Program – Victims of Crime. http://wwild.org.au/ 
  • Community Living Association – In 1987 a group of young people with disabilities, their parents and professional supporters established Community Living Association Inc (CLA). The history of CLA has been to build a community inclusive of young people with disabilities and young people at risk. http://www.communityliving.org.au/
  • Espresso Train for catering our pilot project.  ET is project of CLA. http://www.cateringbrisbanenorthside.com.au/
  • 4ZZZ102.1fm was established to provide a radical alternative to mainstream news, to promote a sense of engagement and activism in community life and to promote local and Australian music. Throughout its history, 4ZZZ has been renowned for putting on live music gigs and events, providing strong community involvement and offering exceptional training services. The station’s motto is Agitate, Educate, OrganizeAt 4ZZZ we challenge the status quo by providing radio access for community members and issues not often represented in the mainstream media. We support local bands, artists and initiatives, and independent news and current affairs while training and empowering our volunteers. 4ZZZ is funded by subscriptions. http://www.4zzzfm.org.au/subscribe
  • Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and the Community Broadcasting Foundation. Sector organisations the support some funding for our projects and host some materials. You can find a community radio station near you at the CBAA website.
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