Radio Skid Row: Platforming the voices of ordinary people

June 6, 2024
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Sydney’s Radio Skid Row is a grassroots, community-driven radio station that has been a vital voice for marginalised communities since its establishment on Gadigal country in 1983.

Its mission is to provide a platform for the most underrepresented groups in society, ensuring their stories, struggles and triumphs are heard. With a steadfast commitment to social justice, it amplifies the issues that matter most to those often overlooked by mainstream media. In this way it is similar to Green Left. Indeed the paper is always on the table at the station!

Skid Row’s programming is diverse and inclusive, reflecting the rich tapestry of our community. It features a host of progressive shows like Democracy Now, Climate Action, Solidarity, Alternative Radio, Workers’ Radio and Close to Home. These programs are not only informative but also inspire action and advocacy, empowering listeners to engage with and address critical issues. Skid Row also broadcasts an activist calendar, developed in collaboration with our friends at Green Left!

One of the unique aspects of Radio Skid Row is its dedication to training and education. The station offers internationally recognised training programs that equip individuals with essential media skills. These programs have empowered thousands, from homeless individuals to women, young people, ethnic communities, and refugees, enabling them to tell their stories and advocate for their rights.

Supporting Radio Skid Row means investing in a platform that champions the voices of ordinary people and stands up for social justice. Your support helps it continue to provide valuable training opportunities, produce high-quality programming, and maintain our presence as a crucial community resource. With the increasing pressures of the housing crisis, stagnating wages, and the soaring cost of living, it is more important than ever to have a media outlet that represents and advocates for everyday people.

By becoming a supporter of Radio Skid Row, you are contributing to a movement for change. You help ensure that marginalised voices are heard, and you support the ongoing fight for social and environmental justice.

Together, we can keep Radio Skid Row on the airwaves, where it belongs — in the heart of our community. Join us in making a difference by visiting and becoming a supporter today.

[Manu Monteiro is Radio Skid Row’s Station Manager.]

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