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Meanjin’s Take on Climate Change

Thursday 19th September

Meanjin’s Take on Climate Change

With the issue of climate change looming over all of us, it’s important to understand how […]

FITTER | HAPPIER: Dementia Action Week

Thursday 19th September

FITTER | HAPPIER: Dementia Action Week

Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses which cause […]

Exploring Dark Matter

Thursday 19th September

Exploring Dark Matter

When we watch sci-fi movies or tv shows, the term “dark matter” often pops up, but […]

Canola Selfie Safety Day

Thursday 19th September

Canola Selfie Safety Day

After an accident in a canola crop last year, Face of WA Famous Sharron is hosting […]

Jane Gilmore’s Fixed It

Thursday 19th September

Jane Gilmore’s Fixed It

It’s easy to get sucked into the content of a news story just by the headline, […]

Conservation Council Joining the Global Climate Strike

Thursday 19th September

Conservation Council Joining the Global Climate Strike

The Conservation Council of WA is one of the leading local forces of informing the populace […]

Science with Commander Kat!

Thursday 19th September

Science with Commander Kat!

Each week on Thursdays we all get a little bit smarter when our resident science expert, […]

Talk the Talk: Bugger All (with Isabelle Burke)

Wednesday 18th September

Talk the Talk: Bugger All (with Isabelle Burke)

“I did bugger all.” How did this phrase come to mean “nothing”?

Psychology For A Safe Climate

Wednesday 18th September

Psychology For A Safe Climate

Melbourne based not-for-profit Psychology For A Safe Climate was formed in 2010 by a collective of psychologists […]

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This Week's Featured Music

Listen to the feature albums and our selection of the best new tracks Listen in Jukebox

RTRFM Feature

The Return by Sampa The Great

Local Feature

Concrete by The Community Chest

RTRFM Sound Selection

Our favourite 14 new tracks

Lark

Angel Olsen

Crane In The Tiger's Mouth

Bananagun

FML

Lee Scott x Jam Baxter

Layin' Pretty

Max Black

Live at RTRFM

Wednesday 18th September

Slightly Odway: Gap Year V The Pigram Brothers

“It’s a really good representation of Indigenous art from up in the Kimberley.” For the first […]

Wednesday 11th September

Slightly Odway: Belle Harvey V Ralway Bell

“Ben and I always seem to be a bit neck and neck with songwriting – the […]

Wednesday 4th September

Slightly Odway: Otiuh V John Butler Trio

“Very nostalgic song for me – we wanted to do something that wasn’t a true rap […]

Wednesday 28th August

Slightly Odway: Post Depression Makeout Session V Miraud

“We just really like what the guys are doing, we like that it’s a recording project […]

Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business: Planning your way out of a business slump

Monday 16th September

Taking Care of Business: Planning your way out of a business slump

Small business slumps are common and sometimes a donna dive is what you need. Catpaz spoke […]

Taking Care of Business: Small Business Friendly Local Government Initiatives

Wednesday 7th August

Taking Care of Business: Small Business Friendly Local Government Initiatives

Lauren Westcott from the SBDC speaks to Catpaz about the way in which local councils are […]

Taking Care of Business: Top Renovation Mistakes

Friday 2nd August

Taking Care of Business: Top Renovation Mistakes

When it comes to renovations there is lots of  DIY advice and other information out there. […]

The Internet and the Presence of Life

Wednesday 18th September

The Internet and the Presence of Life

Curtin University Internet Studies Associate Professor Tama Leaver is a frequent commentator on social media, online identity, […]

World Heritage Sites of Australia

Wednesday 18th September

World Heritage Sites of Australia

Australia is a country renowned for its natural beauty, especially in its World Heritage sites. Peter […]

Think Global. Listen Local. Global Climate Strike stories on RTRFM 92.1

Wednesday 18th September

Think Global. Listen Local. Global Climate Strike stories on RTRFM 92.1

Friday September 20, RTRFM 92.1 will disrupt our regular programming to join the millions of people […]

Understorey: Climate Emergency 2019~ Rising Temperatures and Issues Papers

Wednesday 18th September

Understorey: Climate Emergency 2019~ Rising Temperatures and Issues Papers

Western Australia’s Shadow Minister for Environment Dr Steve Thomas MLC is an advocate for action on […]

The Land That Time Forgot

The Land That Time Forgot: Bordello

Tuesday 10th September

The Land That Time Forgot: Bordello

It’s time again for Ross Chisholm to join Breakfast and take us on a musical journey […]

The Land That Time Forgot: The Spinsters

Tuesday 3rd September

The Land That Time Forgot: The Spinsters

As we jump back into the time machine mad music scientist Ross Chisholm guides us through the […]

The Land That Time Forgot – Colonial Banquet and Bonehouse

Tuesday 27th August

The Land That Time Forgot – Colonial Banquet and Bonehouse

Once again Ross Chisholm has returned to Breakfast with Taylah guide us on a musical education […]

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  • The office will be shut tomorrow as we declare a climate emergency! 
Radiothon prizes can be collected on Saturday! 
Listen to RTR Dog Maggie!
  • "It's a really good representation of Indigenous art from up in the Kimberley." For the first time on Slightly Odway we went rural as Gap Year took on The Pigram Borthers Dry River Bed.

While they've only been officially a band for a little under 12 months, the 5-piece have made light work of it, with plans to record an EP in the near future.

You can catch Gap Year at El Grotto on October 4.

Audio: Terri Bellem & Damon Sutton
Video: Taylah Strano and Liana Kelly
  • Five-piece local suit @thelittlelordstreetband bring all that's good about rock, blues, pop and country to the Fremantle Reclink Community Cup 2019. 
The indie roots group are winners of the 2018 WAM song of the year (country), are regularly featured on RTRFM, and return from their statewide tour to Fremantle in support of @reclinkaustralia , who deliver sport, recreation and arts programs to disadvantaged Australians- creating social inclusivity and life-changing opportunities.

Support a good cause and dance along to @thelittlelordstreetband catchy homegrown tunes.

October 5th || 12pm - 6pm || Fremantle  Community Bank Oval

Tickets in our Bio!

#FremantleReclinkCommunityCup2019
  • As well as our feature albums, be sure to check out our weekly Sound Selection for the hottest new and forthcoming tunes.

This week's featured artists are @ponderers/ @bananagun_bananagram / @tinariwen / @maxblackwakeup / @octoocta / @chazzybelt / @aamatheson_ / @darrencrossband / @salamirosejoelouis / @embr_dnb / @tinfoilfronts x @jambaxtersmb / @kimletgordon / Senate / @angelolsenmusic
  • This week's local feature album is Concrete from The Community Chest.

A decade since the foundations were laid for @commchest band as a solo project of Turnstyle frontman Adem K, the project has since become a fully-fledged band and have followed up their 2015 EP Make Your Decisions Now And Live With It Forever with their new EP Concrete. Concrete sees the band take a slightly more subdued, exploratory and intriguing approach to their take on indie-rock meets synth-pop, as they lyrically explore themes of history, travel, fear and joy. Across the EP's five tracks, the band utilise spacious arrangements to give all elements room to breathe, with catchy analogue synth-leads meeting big guitar hooks and sing-a-long inducing choruses, resulting in a snappy, catchy listen from start to finish.
  • This week's RTRFM feature album is The Return from @sampa_the_great.

Born in Zambia and spending her formative years between there and Botswana, Sampa the Great found herself in Sydney in her early 20s, quickly meeting like-minded musos at weekly hip-hop and jazz nights, an influence that very quickly led her to releasing early singles of conscious hip-hop meets spirited neo-soul sounds, culminating in the Australian Music Prize-winning Birds and the Bee9 mixtape in 2017 - a release that left us wondering just how much greater she can get, and she's back with her epic debut album, The Return, to show us. Her new album is the result of four years of both personal and musical soul-searching, as she returned home to Zambia for inspiration, which shines through both in the album's lyrical themes of self-identity and diaspora, while elements from African kwaito music shines through, amongst the album's production combining boom-bap hip-hop, soul and R&B. At the end of the day, the main focus is Sampa's incredible rapping, which spans multiple languages, and is always smooth, commanding, clever and profound. On The Return, Sampa the Great has solidified her position as one of the country (and world's) most exciting MCs, with a record that is always looking forward, while remaining rooted in the cultures, people and sounds that shaped her.
  • This Friday September 20, RTRFM 92.1 will disrupt our regular programming to join the millions of people across the globe taking urgent action for our planet.

Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. This is not business as usual.

RTRFM 92.1 is participating in the Global Climate Strike action in the best way possible, with a special live broadcast from the Perth Cultural Centre (outside PICA). Breakfast presenter Taylah Strano will be interviewing arts and cultural workers fighting for climate action ahead of the rally. You can join us outside PICA from 10am before we march as one towards Forrest Place.

We invite everyone to participate in this global action calling on governments and corporations to take immediate and long lasting action on climate change.

If you can not make it to the strike, stay tuned to the Sound Alternative.

From 11am until 2pm we will hear from artists, activists and Global Climate Strikers as we discuss how we can change the future for our young people.

Our office will also be shut for the day. Radiothon prizes can be collected on Saturday!
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