About Talkback

About Talkback
The (NASFUND) FM 100 Talkback is the longest running radio talkback show in PNG. It is the brain-child of the late Roger Hau’ofa, who up till today is still dubbed as the King of Talkback.

Talkback radio started back in the 90s when FM 100, then broadcasting as Kalang FM, the commercial arm of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) was situated in the studios of the NBC Broadcast Haus at 5 national headquarters in Port Moresby. 

The topics of discussions are of a wide range from simple social issues to politics, health, agriculture, sports to intellectual topical issues affecting the least to the most important Papua New Guinean.

Guests to the show have included Prime Ministers, members of parliament, CEOs of corporate organizations, departmental heads, diplomatic envoys, NGO/CSO representatives to average ordinary individuals wanting to express their view on issues affecting them and the general populace.

The Talkback show has been an avenue and platform for the general PNG population to openly discuss issues with relevant stakeholders on matters of importance. It has created the platform for instant and immediate interaction between PNG and relevant stakeholders.

Contentious issues affecting PNG have been discussed in the course Talkback’s  broadcast since its inception include, the 1994 Rabaul Twin Volcanic eruptions, the 1997 Bougainville Sand Line Crisis, and the 1998 Aitape Tsunami. Ongoing commentaries have included the live broadcasts of PNG Calendar events from New Year Celebrations to Easter, Remembrance Day, Independence and other special events.

Talkback goes to air weekdays Monday to Friday from 0900 to 12 midday and has its breaks on public holidays and the festive season.

The Talkback Team include:

  1. Douglas Dimagi – Host
  2. Cullighan Tanda – Producer/Co-Host

 

COMMUNITY CORNER

Community Corner is a soft talk show featuring discussions around community-oriented issues. Discussions are centred around issues affecting people in the community level from agriculture to health, law-enforcement, sports, women, art and culture to the many varying issues in the community level.

The program can also be considered as a community noticeboard informing and making listeners aware of events taking place around the country; as well as making the population aware of the work of government and NGO groups in public private partnership arrangements.

Guests on the show are usually representatives from NGOs/CSOs to medical professionals, musicians and artists to sports personnel to name a few.

The program is interactive, with the audience encouraged to participate through the use of the SMS platform short-code 1600; and on certain occasions through station hotline numbers 3233 777 & 3233 999.  

The program goes to air from 3 to 4pm each week from Tuesday to Thursday.

The Community Corner Team includes:

  1. Cullighan Tanda – Host/Producer