In Studio One

Emily Comito has been working with local Indigenous Elder Lesley Ugle for two years, producing and presenting the first Indigenous radio programming project for community radio in the south west. Emily has completed her year twelve education at Hope Christian College and is now looking forward to a future in radio and her traineeship with the ABC radio network.

ABC representatives first noticed Emily after being introduced to a project initiated by The Harvey Aboriginal Corporation. Emily impressed them with her ability to produce and present programs and her commitment to  the community through communication and volunteering. Emily was able to showcase her weekly Gnaala Karla Boodja program with Lesley and other local Aboriginal participants as well as her 50s to 90s radio show.

Emily is seventeen years old, has just received her keys to drive and is looking forward to a great future in radio broadcast. She says her success is due to the opportunity offered by HCR for access to a unique opportunity that is not available in most communities and hopes the community will continue to support the radio station.

Emily does want her listeners to know she will continue her two hours of programming at HCR for as long as she can and hope listeners will tune in every Friday and Sunday for Gnaala Karla Boodja and every Thursday and Saturday for her 50s to 90s show.