Filipino Radio Brisbane will broadcast, for the first time, a two-hour length Cebuano radio show in Queensland, on Saturday, September 1, 2012 between 7 and 9 in the morning on Global Digital.
You can access Global through the internet radio app such as TuneIn of your iPhone, iPad, Android and Internet browser. You can also listen through the website of Radio 4EB on www.4eb.org.au and click on the Global Digital Channel.
In this experiemental effort of the station, the show will be simply composed of classic Cebuano songs and readings of quality Cebuano articles from the blog of Suboanon.blogspot.com.
The tunes of Max Surban, Dulce, Yoyoy Villame, Pilita Corales and the likes will blast through the air on Saturday morning. Song such as 'Pahaloka Ko Day', 'Sa Himabugay Magdaug Ta', 'Matud Nila' and many others will be played.
The topics will be made of readings on health such as ways to avoid diabetes, business such the venture to plant kasla, and Filipino resiliency such as celebrating Christmas amidst recent financial hardships and calamities.
Erwin Cabucos, the convenor and broadcaster of the Filipino Language Goup of Radio 4EB has dared to pre-record the program to try to get reaction from listeners on how it would pan out.
The Cebuano langauge is the most widely spoken language in the Philippines - more popularly used in the archipelago than its national langauge Tagalog.
"Please do not expect too much in this first broadcast," Cabucos said. "Although I can speak and understand the language, I did make some mistakes in pronunciation, stress and diction errors having lived in Australia for so long," he added.
The program is hoped to continue in the future.
Contributions from listeners such as constructive comments and Cebuano music on mp3 files are mostly welcome. Please email FRB on firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the people behind the first broadcast of this first ever Cebuano Radio Show in Brisbane!