8CCC was invited to visit PY Media in Umuwa, APY Lands for their end of year concert on the 15th December 2018.

Craig Hodges- PY Media’s Community Radio Support Officer gave 8CCC’s Benjamin Erin a lift for the 5 hour journey south of Alice Springs.

There was quite a buzz in the community in the lead up to the concert with an amazing space set up.

Benjamin worked with Thomas Holder- PY Media General Manager to set up and operate their brand new digital mixing desk, A Presonus Studio Live console.

The whole community pitched in, with RASAC providing a truck trailer for the stage!

The event kicked off at 6pm with a good cross section of the community in attendance and many bands travelling from neighbouring communities. Once the sun went down the music got into full swing!

It was great to connect with some of the PY Media RIBS presenters, such as Desmond Woodforde (pictured above) who had visited the 8CCC Studio on their way to Sydney for the First Nations Media conference.

Desmond and The Moon Band are featured in this video performing ‘Brand New Day’

You can visit the PY Media Facebook Page to see more video’s of performances from the night.

8CCC is looking forward to featuring some content from PY Media in future broadcasts- we are excited to build connections with our neighbouring community media organisations!