The property on Ambleside Street, West End, Brisbane, was granted to BIMA to enable the group to operate a state-of-the-art Indigenous broadcasting and media training facility.
BIMA was founded in 1988 and has a long record of delivering social programs and operating a radio station. BIMA started broadcasting in April 1993 and is now a national leader in Indigenous broadcasting among approximately 120 Indigenous radio stations around Australia. BIMA also broadcasts internationally via the Internet.
BIMA operates Triple A Training, a Registered Training Organisation and one of the few Indigenous broadcasting RTOs in Australia, which delivers an accredited certificate program in broadcasting.
BIMA’s training programs include Advanced Diploma, Diploma and Certificate IV in Screen and Media, Certificate III in Media, Certificate III in Broadcast Technology, and Certificate I and II in Creative Industries (Media).
A range of programs are broadcast via BIMA’s 98.9FM with a high Indigenous content including Let’s Talk, an Indigenous daily current affairs program and hourly Indigenous news bulletins.
98.9FM makes a significant contribution to the broader knowledge of Indigenous culture, issues and aspirations promoting tolerance and reconciliation.