Wangki Yupurnanupurru Radio was developed in the late eighties. Elders and community, seeing the fast growth of media technology, decided to create a local radio station to service the needs of local people. They saw that we needed a way for us to pass on culture, maintain language, share stories, news and music that we like in the Fitzroy Valley. The community came together at Karrayilli Adult Education Centre and travelled all over Australia to lobby for a radio station. And in the late 80s, Wangki Yupurnanupurru Radio was born.
In the beginning, Wangki Radio was a segment on ABC Kimberley. They switched over to old man NP for a few hours and then switched back again. It wasn’t until later on that Wangki Radio obtained its own AM licence and began broadcasting full time on 936am.
Over twenty-five years later, Wangki Yupurnanupurru Radio is a thriving community radio station. Broadcasting to over 40 communities in the Fitzroy Valley as well as regionaly and nationaly - over 10,000 listeners tune in and listen to Wangki every week! We run on local staff which means Wangki Radio is for the people of the Fitzroy Valley by the people of the valley. Wangki brings our listeneners a great selection of music from country, rock, reggae, local music and the latest hot tracks. Wangki provides the Fitzroy Valley with the lates news, weather, information and local and national sport from our award winning team, we are proud to serve the Fitzroy Valley!