We have been celebrating NAIDOC Week on 2MCE with a great collection of music, much of which is in various Indigenous languages.
Tim Williams began with a fantastic version of Paul Kelly's From Little Things Big Things Grow which features both Kevin Rudd's sorry speech and Paul Keating's Redfern speech. You may also have heard Mambali, Electric Fields, The Areyonga Band, or Gurrumul. It was also fantastic to hear Changes by Wombool Worldwide.
This is a group of very talented Indigenous students from Denison College, Kelso.
I encourage everyone to check out the video produced with support from Desert Pea Media.
Here at 2MCE we acknowledge that we are not the first to meet, work, laugh or play on this land and celebrate the richness of our communities here on Wiradyuri country.
Favourites on air
This weekend, 2MCE will be playing all your favourite tunes on Breakfast from 6am, The Rock Pile with Alan from 9am, and on One of the Folk from midday.
Wayne Hockings presents Cowboys and Outlaws from 2pm. He has a vast knowledge of the country music industry, and shares many interesting facts and stories. Expect to hear everything from western swing to classic country to honky-tonk to bluegrass to alternative and of course outlaw.
Following Wayne, Lawrence presents The Roaring Silence, featuring great songs he has selected with care. Then it's everyone's favourite request program, Saturday Night Jukebox from 6pm.
Sunday morning sees Tim forgo another sleep-in in favour of Breakfast from 6am.
And then the great Ronnie Mac shares his extensive collection from 9am.
Ronnie's Morning Music has been a part of 2MCE for 42 of its 43 years, and his program is a treasured soundtrack to the Central West's Sunday mornings.
Another long term presenter, Bruce Cameron, presents Come All Ye from midday, followed by the much loved Chris and The Country Music Club at 2pm. Jive After Five, from 5pm, The Connection at 7pm and Here It Comes Again with Jeff 'The Chairman' Cox from 8pm rounds out your weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday evening, I will be at the winter festival in the Charles Sturt University marquee. Drop by If you would like to know more about being involved with 2MCE.
Sadly, no Hanger
Finally, an apology from 2MCE. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this week's Hannah's Good Time Music Show will not be featuring mayor Graeme Hanger. Stay tuned for a re-scheduling of what is bound to be a great program.
Tune in on 92.3 Bathurst and 94.7 Orange, or stream from radio.2mce.org. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.