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5 MMM (1980 - )

From
1980
Norwood, South Australia, Australia
Occupations
radio broadcasting
Alternative Names
  • 3D Radio 103.3 (subsequent name)

Summary

5 MMM was a public radio broadcaster that presented a number of women's programs, including; Women's Weekly, and Sunday Monthly . The programs had female presenters at a time when commercial stations did not. The women produced, wrote, presented and were the audio engineers. A small collective organised the programs' content, time lines and themes. The station became 3D radio in 1988.

Details

5 MMM was a public radio broadcasting which presented a number of women's programs like Women's Weekly, and Sunday Monthly. It was one of three public radio stations at the time run by Progressive Music Broadcasting Association on 93.7 MHZ. The programes had female presenters at a time when commerial stations did not. The women produced, wrote, presented and were the audio engineers. Sunday Monthly interviewed women from feminist organisations like Women's Electoral Lobby (WEL), Women's Information Switchboard and Women's Studies Resource Centre. A small collective organised the programs time lines content and themes. On the 8th March 1980 the women took over the station and ran 24 hours of women's programes. They organised a concert with Margaret Roadknight, Jeannie Lewis, Janine Conway, Jan Cornell and Elizabeth Drake. Some of the women involved included, Barbara Baird, Nikki Page, Collette Snowden, Vicki Wilkinson, Jade McCuthen, Sally Carter, Barbara Farrelly and Gay Walsh. The station became 3D radio in 1988.

Sources used to compile this entry: ANU annual reports, calendars and staff lists.

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Archival resources

State Library of South Australia

  • 5MMM, 1980 - ; 5 MMM (1980 - ); State Library of South Australia. Details

Kathleen Bambridge

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