Radio Skid Row has been broadcasting for 37 years, providing an important media platform for marginalised communities including the indigenous community, migrant workers, incarcerated and young people.
Radio Skid Row is in dire financial straits following the decision by the Community Broadcasting Foundation to cease funding the station's operating costs.
Following this disappointing news, the station is now bringing forward its plan to become financially independent within 5 years and has crowd-funded almost $50,000 to keep the station on air.
With only two weeks to go, the station needs to raise another $20,000 to secure its future. According to Media Diversity Australia, only 6% of presenters, commentators, and reporters in the Australian media come from either an Indigenous or non-European background.
Ethnic programming makes up more than 70% of Radio Skid Row's schedule, with over 47 hours of programming each week in over 17 different languages.
Racial justice is central to the station's work, with new projects including Blak Fridays, the Survival Guide podcast and a BIPOC media collective.