Slovenian Broadcasting Group Information
The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe, where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Pannonia plains and the mysterious Kras. To the north is Austria; to the east, Hungary; to the south, Croatia; and to the west, Italy. Slovenia is land of countless attractions on just 20,273 km2, a country that surprises you with nature under and above ground, small villages, friendly people or cultural centres as capital city Ljubljana, followed by second biggest city of Maribor. Slovenia became an independent state in 1991 and a member of the EU on May 1, 2004. Situated at a cultural crossroads, Slovenia has always been a place of high artistic achievements and a picture about 2 million people probably can give Slovenian sportiest like Tomaz Humar alpine climber, Davo Krnicar – first person to ski non-stop down from summit of Mount Everest, Martin Strel endurance swimmer who swims rivers – the Mississippi, the Danube, Paraná and the Yangtze prior to the 5265 km swim in Amazon river, and many more. Slovenians are hard working and determent to succeed.
The group of Broadcasting in Slovenian Language at 3ZZZ is trying inform and entertain 12.000 Slovenians living in Australia. The Slovenian program brings Slovenian popular music, radio reports from Slovenia, Slovenian community news and announcements. The first experimental programme of the newly established Community radio station 3ZZZ 92.3FM took place in 1987, the second in 1988. The program came to be offered on Wednesdays from 7 to 8pm.
At first there were alternating teams of radio programmers, including the younger members of Slovenian community. The experimental Slovenian program had begun in 1988 with pater Tone Gorjup, followed by Vinko Marn and pater Niko Žvokelj. In 1991 we heard Meta Lenarčič for the first time and after many years of devotion every week - retired from her position as Convenor in June 2014, after 23yrs of Volunteering - maintaining a more passive role as voluntary Secretary & same for Marta Ogrizek who retired from being a voluntary Treasurer for the past 8yrs. We applaud their commitment.
Metka Jaksic has been a broadcaster at Slovenian program 3ZZZ since April 2015. Previously she was employed as a Journalist specialist and screenwriter for the Educational Program on National Slovenian Radio and Television (RTV SLO) for 17 years. During this time she also contributed to other local Slovenian radio programs.
For any group to survive - there needs to be many others over the years, dedicated Slovenians as Aljoša, Lenti Lenko, the Sraj family, Frances Urbas-Johnson and Grant Johnson, Melita Breznik, Natasha Bobnar-Londero, Sonja Majcen & various others. Sonja Rupnik infact has been involved since October 1997 & currently in her 20th year - recently took over June 2014 as Voluntary Convenor from Margaret Lenarcic. Mateja Habjan as voluntary Treasurer - infact in her 3rd year.
Once a month there was a Slovenian youth program, which was done by dedicated Katarina Peršič and Evelyn Kojc over 10 years, Lenka and Matija Sraj, who were informing and entertaining younger Slovenian community second and third generation of Slovenian Community in Melbourne.
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- 19:00 - 20:00
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