Out in the Outback ‘debunks myths’

By Dylan J Stone

Hit new show Out in the Outback plays on 2DryFM 8pm on Tuesdays and it’s just won the Best New Program award at the 2022 Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s National Awards night.

The program, which launched on March 9, is co-hosted by Megan Williams and Tom Henderson, and is a celebration of queer people and queer culture in Broken Hill.

“The goal of the program is to bring visibility to the queer community, and to build stronger understanding between the queer community and the wider community,” says Megan.

A segment of the program, called ‘queeries’ allows listeners to text in questions about LGBTIQ life or experience for the hosts to answer. Megan says that, “allows us to debunk myths and promote regular discussions of what it means to be queer in this day and age”.

“Out in the Outback aims to create special features for the program by early-to-mid next year, focussing on the changing attitudes towards queer people in the local community, as well as to explore historical evidence of queer people in Broken Hill.

The purpose, according to Megan, is to consider how attitudes have changed throughout history with respect to the queer community in Broken Hill.

“2DryFM has been very supportive of this program,’ Megan says.

“The program has certainly been supported by the community, and it’s been smooth sailing in terms of introducing the community to our program and the themes we are working through.

“One month when I was at the markets, someone came up to me and said they tape their favourite television show so they can listen to our show live, which made me very proud of the work that we do.”

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