The Mauritian Community Broadcasting Group is one of over 60 ethnic groups broadcasting in their own language on radio 3ZZZ. Its first broadcast went to air on 24 June 1989. In those days, the program had an hour a week. In 1992, the MCBG was granted a second hour and continues to present a live 2-hour program weekly.
The Mauritian program which is a magazine-style program can be heard every Saturday from noon to 2 pm on 92.3 FM, broadcasting essentially in French and in Creole with some English. With a focus on the community, the program includes news from Mauritius, interviews, music including segas and French songs, community reports, cultural and historical segments, requests and quizzes and also covers events of significance such as Republic Day of Mauritius, Australia Day, etc. It is the voice of the Mauritian community of Melbourne and acts as a link between Mauritians in Victoria with compatriots living in other parts of the globe.
The program is the responsibility of a committee of 7, elected every 2 years by the financial members. The committee for 2012-2014 comprises:
Convenor: Stéphane Nankoo; Deputy-Convenor: Nella Roussel; Secretary: Viviane Grenouille; Treasurer: Gérard Peka ; Members: Jean Michel, Benjamin Rosemond and Orietta Wheatley.
The team of broadcasters includes the seven committee members plus Solange Lajoie, Ghislaine Miller, Richard D’Avrincourt and Danielle Laville. Another 6 volunteer receptionists complete this dynamic team that comes together in groups of 4 or 5 on a rostered basis, to prepare and present programs, carry out interviews, operate the panel or answer the phone every Saturday.
For all enquiries, messages and notices,
you can write to us to Mauritian Program, Radio 3ZZZ, 144 George St Fitzroy, 3065.
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs are now streamed as well as saved on the internet for later listening. There is a link on the 3ZZZ homepage to allow listeners to listen live through their computer. You can still listen to the recorded program online at www.3zzz.com.au. Open the pull-down menu next to the box marked LISTEN, and scroll down to Mauritius 12-1PM (for the first hour) and Mauritian 1-2PM (for the second hour).