Earliest records show that the Fijian Group commenced it’s on-air journey with 4EB in 1985. The first committee formed consisted of Mosese Tagivetaua, Aminiasi Laveta, Isikele Tuirabe, Kelevi Rogica, Boyan Crompton, Moriti Nabuta and Agie Gutugutuwai.
The first programs were 90 mins in duration. The group’s membership fluctuated with the comings and goings of university students and only a small population of permanent residents in Brisbane. At one point there were insufficient members for the program to survive. Fortunately it was only a short time and a new committee saw the revival of the program “Nai Rogo Mai Viti” with a 45 minute program on Saturday evenings.
By 2003 the membership increased and by September we secured another 45 minute program on Friday evenings. This program produced by the Youth, was christened “Dua Viti FM”.
At the time we also commenced an overnight program knwn as “Vuka Bogi” on the first Saturday of the month. This program continues now from midnight until 6am. The first two hours from midnight until 2am is filled with popular music. From 2am until 5am you can listen to a unique music mix of Gospel, Popular and Choir music. From 5am until 6am is usually a Church Service with Gospel music.
Dua Viti FM Broadcasters have been Salote Laubuka, Uni Laubuka, Mereadani Qalovakawasa, Mereani Qalovakawasa.
Present broadcasters: Lote Laubuka and Mereadani Qalovakawasa.
Producer and Panel Operator: Irene Tavutavu
Nai Rogo Mai Viti Broadcasters have been, S. Vasserman, Peni Volavola, Laisa Barton, Wani Vennik, Marianna Collins, Adi Mar, Irene Tavutavu.
Present Broadcasters: Laisa Barton, Irene Tavutavu.
Producer and Panel Operator: Irene Tavutavu.
Commenced with Wani Venik, Mariana Collins and Vili Qalovakawasa, until 4am with Pastor Peceli Viriki from 4am till 6am with Life by the Gospel.
Present Broadcasters: Laisa Barton, Irene Tavutavu. The Gospel contribution is reproduced from Fiji Radio.
Producer and Panel operator: Irene Tavutavu.
Past Convenors & Broadcasters:
1985 – 1987 Mosese Tagivetaua
1993 – 1994 J. Mar
1995 – 1996 S Vasserman
1997 – Peni Volavola
1998 – 2000 Laisa Barton
2001 – 2002 Wani Vennik
2002 – Present – Irene Tavutavu, also Secretary to the Board of Directors since 2003. Qld Womens representative for NEMBC since 2003.
Pacific Wave was previously a Fijian program but is now independent and is broadcast on Wednesday mornings at 6:00am.
Fiji broadcasters have included Selita Laubuka, Mereani Qaolovakawasa, Uni Laubuka, Salote Laubuka, Vika and Mere Laubuka.
The latest Fijian News is sourced from Viti FM or Bula FM direct from Fiji.
In the past the program relied on someone bringing back newspapers, but today’s technology and socal media sources allow us to source the latest news broadcasts from Fiji. This is great for all Sports reports.
You can make requests for announcements, birthdays, anniversaries, shout outs or Grog (Kava) Parties by either email at email@example.com or call the studio during the program on 3240 8686.
If you would like to promote your business through sponsorship of the Fijian Program you can call the office of Radio 4EB during office hours on 3240 8600. Competitive Rates available, just talk to Silvia.