25 Years of Murri Country 98.9FM

25 years young is Brisbane Aboriginal radio station 98.9fm Murri Country. Circa 18 years ago my media career started at Fairfield. I was young, eager and ready to learn. I volunteered for a month and was asked to host the sports show. This was a point in my life which at first I didn’t know would take me around the world and meet people I only saw on TV. Wrestler Hulk Hogan, Golfer Greg Norman, Cathy Freeman, Anthony Mundine, Prime Minister’s and other high people in office and sport. The station was a great learning ground and I appreciated the opportunity management gave me at the time and the support they gave me along the way. A highlight was meeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in sport, music, and the arts. Our mob had a voice through 98.9fm and they appreciated talking to mob through this medium. Another highlight was producing the first Indigenous All Stars game for the National Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS). Djuro Sen, Dan Conifer and Ian Lacey were apart of this historic broadcast. Murri Country will evolve in my opinion with the trends and flows of digital media. There is a great team at the helm and I hope to maybe be involved with this network again in the future.

Donald Johannessen