Supporting the expression, engagement and conservation of Indigenous culture through a Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Service (RIBS)

Council is supported by the National Indigenous Australians Authority (NIAA) to deliver Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Services (RIBS).

This program is delivered in Barunga, Beswick, Bulman, Jilkminggan, Ngukurr and Numbulwar and is facilitated by the Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association (TEABBA) who provide service and technical support to each of Council’s remote radio stations.

Learn more about TEABBA 

The objective of the RIBS program is to support the expression, engagement and conservation of Indigenous culture. This is achieved through the use of language, local content including interviews, news and music, and the employment of local residents who provide leadership and are positive role models within their communities.

Each community listed in the table below has a local RIBS Media Officer, who runs their own local radio show in the community. These shows are often in the local language of that community and relay specific news and announcements relevant to that community. When the Media Officer is not online, the TEABBA 24/7 show will play.


LocationTEABBA Radio Frequency


106.1 FM


105.7 FM

Borroloola (Mabunji)

102.9 FM


106.1 FM

Jilkminggan (Unmanned)

105.7 FM


101.3 FM


106.1 FM

Would you like free airtime on one of our community radio stations? 

Please download and fill in the form below and send it to the email listed in the form. 

RIBS Community Services Announcement Form