About Us

Tjuma Pulka Media Aboriginal Corporation — 96.3FM began broadcasting in October 2005. Tjuma Pulka First Nation Radio currently operates under a Temporary Community Broadcasting Licence.

Our Governing Committee is made up of First Nation people from diverse backgrounds and experiences and we have good support from non-Indigenous people in the Goldfields Community.

Tjuma Pulka relays their radio programs to 99.7FM Menzies, 92.1FM Leonora, and 96.5FM Laverton.

This radio station is supported by the Australian Government through the Indigenous Broadcasting Program of the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

  

How Tjuma Pulka Media Aboriginal Corporation came to be

Tjuma Pulka - 96.3FM began broadcasting in October 2005.

The Indigenous owned and controlled Community Radio Station was established by Karlkurla Language and Culture Aboriginal Corporation.

96.3FM now operates independently from the Language and Culture Centre.

Tjuma Pulka Media Aboriginal Corporation is situated in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, which is 600 kilometres east of Perth. Apart from gold and nickel mining, the region has a significant grazing industry and growing tourism market. Kalgoorlie-Boulder has a population of approximately 32,000 people.

But the town also has a rich First Nation Cultural heritage made up of different groups of First Nation people from the surrounding area. Such as the Wongutha people and Ngaanyatjarra people whose homelands lay in the Gibson Desert which is north east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and the Pitjantjarra/Pila (Spinifex) People from the Great Victorian Desert which is east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

The First Nation owned and controlled Radio Station is defined by its ownership and programming and the community it is authorised to serve, and its structure is based on community access and reflects the special interests and needs of the audience it is licensed to serve.

96.3FM is an First Nation Radio Station that aims to give First Nation people a strong voice that is community based, culturally safe and secure and culturally appropriate.