Vibe Australia

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Vibe Australia
Subsidiary
Industry Media, communications and events management agency
Founded 1993
Defunct 2014
Key people
Gavin Jones
Georgia Cordukes
Products Radio, Television and Magazine

Vibe Australia is an Aboriginal media, communications and events management agency founded by Gavin Jones in 1993. Located in Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, they work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout Australia.

History

Vibe Australia was founded in 1993 by Gavin Jones.

In June 2014, Vibe Australia funding was cut under coalition budget measures designed to reallocate funding to indigenous education programs including Deadly Awards funding phased back to $1 million and no funding provided for future years. On 12 July 2014, Gavin Jones died at age 47,[1] however it was not clear whether his death could be attributed in any way to the budget cuts.[2]

On 14 July 2014, Vibe Australia announced that all Vibe projects including the Deadly Awards concluded on 30 June 2014.[3]

Productions

Deadly Sounds

A weekly radio program syndicated to over 250 Aboriginal community stations.

Deadly Vibe

A national magazine focusing on health, sport, music and lifestyle.

In Vibe

A magazine for Indigenous people in secure rehabilitation care and at risk. Hosted by Indigenous broadcaster, artistic director and author, Rhoda Roberts.

Move it Mob Style

Move it Mob Style
Genre Children's health, dance and lifestyle
Presented by Series 1-3: Naomi Wenitong and Shannon Williams
Series 4: Ghenoa Gela and Wakara Gondarra
Theme music composer Joel Wenitong
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 80
Production
Executive producer(s) Gavin Jones
Georgia Cordukes
Producer(s) Poppy Stockell (Series 2-4)
Production location(s) Brisbane (Series 1-3)
Sydney (Series 4)
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Deadly TV
Vibe Australia
Release
Original network NITV
ABC3 (repeats)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 2011 – 2014

A children's television show focusing on health, dance and lifestyle. Broadcast by NITV.

The show was filmed in Brisbane with hosts Naomi Wenitong and Shannon Williams.

With the studios in Brisbane getting ready to shut down, Series 4 is now filmed in Sydney with new hosts Ghenoa Gela and Wakara Gondarra replacing Naomi Wenitong and Shannon Williams. With the move from Brisbane also comes a move from Post Op as the broadcast provider. Series 4 premiered on March 2014.

The Deadlys

Since 1995, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community awards held at the Sydney Opera House and broadcast by SBS.

The Vibe 3on3

A national music and sporting event to promote health, well being, identity and sportsmanship. Hosted by former Harlem Globetrotter 'Smiling' Dwayne Cross and former Sydney Kings coach Claude 'Starsky' Williams.

References

  1. Gavin Jones obituary: Respected Indigenous identity and Deadly Awards founder dies aged 47 at ABC
  2. Feneley, Rick. "Deadly Awards founder Gavin Jones dies after funding cut". Sydney Morning Herald. SMH. Retrieved 28 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Fund a new Deadly awards!". Vibe Australia. Vibe Australia. Retrieved 28 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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