Bidjara Media & Broadcasting Company Ltd

About 4RR

Bidjara Media & Broadcasting Company Ltd was incorporated in 1999 and have been broadcasting full time since March 2000 offering a blend of live-to-air locally transmitted programs, and programs offered by the National Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS) via satellite.

We pride ourselves on providing a service to the local communities in Charleville, Cunnamulla, Morven and Augathella. We keep our listeners informed of local and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander news: entertainment: and do live weekday weather reports. Our music is carefully selected offering a blend of Murri, Country, Contemporary and new music.

Proudly established in 1999

Keeping locals informed & Entertained

In 1997 a survey was carried out in the Murweh Shire by Neale (Dusty) Fraser, and the resulting report entitled “Bidjara Outback Radio Report” identified the need for an Indigenous broadcasting service in the region. The concept was taken on board by the Bidjara Housing Company in 1998 as a pilot project to seek funding.

Bidjara Media & Broadcasting Company Limited was formally incorporated as a separate organisation in July 1999.

In March 2000 Bidjara Media & Broadcasting Company was granted a Temporary Community Broadcast Licence (4RR FM 105.7), and commenced broadcasting full time from the studios located on the ground floor of 51 Wills Street, Charleville, in premises which were leased from Bidjara Housing Company Limited. The studios were equipped and refurbished with the support of a capital grant from ATSIC.

On 7th March 2005 Bidjara Media & Broadcasting Company was successful in its bid to be granted a Full Time Community Broadcast Licence by the Australian Broadcasting Authority.

The Aboriginal history of Charleville, like that of many other centres, is one of dispossession and denial of cultural identity. The company is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander organisation which proudly takes its name from the Bidjara people, the major traditional land owners of the region. Many of the organisation’s members are Bidjara people, as well as Kooma people from the East, and Wangkmurra people.

The company’s name represents the enormous pride of the local Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in their culture and heritage, and the major steps they have achieved in commencing their own enterprises to provide employment, training, and cultural recognition.

The town of Charleville is situated on the Warrego River and is located approximately 800km South West of Brisbane. It is the largest regional centre in the South West corner of Queensland and is the administration centre of the Murweh Shire.

Charleville is the location for many regional services for surrounding Shires, including Paroo, Bulloo, Quilpie and Barcoo. The area serviced reaches to the New South Wales, South Australian, and Northern Territory borders.

Our Team

4RR is powered by a small and dedicated team of professionals.

Over the last decade, 4RR has been very fortunate to have a number of great and talented people grace the airways in Charleville. Thank you to all of our past employees who have helped us on our journey of growth and independence as a Community Radio Station.

  • Luke Robinson – Manager
  • Dareece Saunders – Breakfast Announcer
  • Phil O’Neil – Junior Broadcaster

Meet the board

Bidjara Media & Broadcasting Company is a community controlled organisation, as such is governed by financial members who annually elect a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meet regularly with the Station Manager to monitor and track progress of the station. The Board of Directors are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the radio.


Bidjara Media & Broadcasting Company Ltd’s goal is to become the primary provider of a high quality, locally oriented, informative and entertaining community media service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of Charleville & Cunnamulla.

Our service will:

  • focus on news, information and music from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective
  • encourage access and participation from community in health, education, culture and welfare services and activities,
    offer media training to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities
  • promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through music, news & events to the wider community

We aspire to maintaining a reputation in the marketplace for developing and delivering professional quality entertaining, factual and informative broadcast content from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective.


Volunteers play a crucial role in your local radio station, 4RR FM. We invite you to visit our studios at 51 Wills St in Charleville, meet the 4RR FM team and find out how you can get involved in your local Community Radio Station.

Be trained to host your own radio program and/or be involved in the day to day running of 4RR FM.

RADIO – it’s exciting, it’s live and great for building confidence.

Call in today, we’d love to meet you.


A big thank you to all of our sponsors. We appreciate your support.

If you are interested in annual sponsorship please contact us for details.

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