Radio Skid Row 88.9 FM
A group of welfare workers based in Sydney’s inner city dreamed up the idea of radio for homeless people. They hoped to hand out radios to homeless people so they could listen to their own station and find out where to get free meals and other services.
The term “skid row” comes from “skid road”. A skid row or skid road is a run-down or dilapidated urban area with a large, impoverished population. The term originally referred literally to a path along which working men skidded logs.
In the context of Radio Skid Row, it represents people who are most marginalised in our community including people who do not have access to mainstream media or a continually misrepresented/under-represented in mainstream media.
ARC Location: Hut 23
Phone: 02 9560 4254
Fax: 02 9564 2771