Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts

    40 years of Alternative Frequencies

    10/11/2017 9:00 AM
    • ‚ÄčAlternative Frequencies: 40 Years of RTRFM exhibition opens at the State Library
    • Celebrating WA's longest running community radio station
    • Showcasing RTRFM's support of WA's live music scene, artists and broadcasters

    The value of community broadcasting is on show with Alternative Frequencies: 40 Years of RTRFM, an exhibition that opened today at the State Library of Western Australia.


    The exhibition is a journey through the sometimes turbulent, often uplifting and always community-focused history of RTRFM.


    The exhibition celebrates the past, present and future of WA's longest running FM community radio station.


    Curated by RTRFM and the State Library, the trip down memory lane features a unique collection of audio, images, stories, memorabilia and equipment that not only tells the story of RTRFM, but the story of FM radio in WA.


    Alternative Frequencies: 40 Years of RTRFM runs until Sunday 11 February 2018 in the Ground Floor Gallery at the State Library.  Entry is free.


    For more information, visit http://slwa.wa.gov.au/whats-on/events-exhibitions/alternative-frequencies-40-years-rtrfm


    Comments attributed to Perth MLA John Carey (representing Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman):


    "This partnership between two of WA's cultural institutions, RTRFM and the State Library of Western Australia, draws on their combined collections to tell another Western Australian story.


    "Despite the ups and downs of any not-for-profit, RTRFM has always been a bastion of cultural significance and has helped launch the careers of numerous Western Australian bands, artists and presenters.


    "I urge visitors to re-live the best 40 years of RTRFM, with this exhibition, and to keep supporting 'Arty' radio."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400