Triple j launches new First Nations-focused radio show Blak Out

The ABC’s triple j has announced the launch of a new First Nations-focused radio show Blak Out. 

Hosted by rapper and Yuin and Thunghutti man Nooky, Blak Out will air each Sunday afternoon from 5 – 6 pm, featuring music, interviews, premieres and playlists from Indigenous artists around the country.

The program, which is also produced by Nooky alongside triple j music programmer, weekend lunch presenter and Gamilaroi woman Karla Ranby, will also feature theme music from Trials (A.B Original, Funkoars), with artwork provided by Ngarabal/Gomeroi artist Jeremy Worrall.

To launch Blak Out, triple j is exclusively playing music from Indigenous artists from now until 3:30 pm, with Nooky joining triple j Breakfast, Mornings, Lunch and Drive to discuss the show.

Heralding the launch of the program, Nooky said that Blak Out would celebrate the cultural contributions of both emerging First Nations musicians and legacy artists.

Blak Out is the FUBU of radio: For Us, By US,” Nooky said.

“From old unk singing round the fire to the lil cuzzo spitting fire, this show serves more heat than nan’s curried sausages. Represent the present, remember the past, showcase the future.”

The launch of Blak Out follows on from the ABC’s newly launched First Nations Talent Portal, a measure introduced as part of Reconciliation Week to increase Indigenous representation in the media.

The show premieres on Sunday June 20.

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