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Mix 104.9 - Everything Top End featuring Wake Up with Greg and Ali, 360 with Katie Woolf and Jac Bowie!

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  • 08/10/16--18:55: Spirit Initiative
  • Spirit Initiative

    NITV has opened applications from remote Indigenous filmmakers for 15-minute documentary submissions for its annual Spirit Initiative. Formerly titled the Spirit Award it includes a professional development opportunity and a $12,000 short-documentary production fund. The new-look initiative focuses on creating more awareness of Indigenous languages.

    NITV Commissioning Editor, Jade Christian, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for an emerging remote Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander filmmaker to develop their skills and increase their understanding of a national broadcaster. We are excited with the extended offering and look forward to receiving a diverse range of ideas from across remote Australia.”

    General Manager of the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA), Daniel Featherstone, said: “The Spirit Initiative is a really valuable investment from NITV in the remote Indigenous media sector, which is hugely important in maintaining Indigenous language and culture.”

    Previous winners of the Spirit Award have included the Pilbara and Kimberley based PAKAM for their Marumpu Wangka (Kukatja Hand Signs) production and Central Australia’s PAW Media for Desert Yarns – ‘Yuendumu Early Days and First Contact.

    The winner will join NITV’s central office in Sydney for a three-week placement where they will be mentored and trained by experienced staff across a range of departments. They will be commissioned to produce a short 15-minute Our Stories documentary in language, alongside a news story from their local community. They will also attend the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in Melbourne in March 2017.

    Applicants are required to submit a three minute reel showcase of their work and their 15 minute documentary submission. Applications close 31 August 2016, with the winner to be announced at the 18th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival in Yirrkala from 26 – 30 September 2016.

    To find out more click HERE

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  • 01/21/16--18:54: Let's get ready to rumble!
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    The Darwin Convention Centre plays host to the Heavyweight World Title Fight between Peter 'The Chief' Graham and Julius Long on Saturday 27 February, 2016. Greg and Ali caught up with promoter Mark Ericksen to discuss the championships.


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    AFLNT chief executive Michael Solomon is calling for women to join the football league.

    Athletes from other sports are being encouraged to undergo general testing for a chance to feature in the inaugural  national women's league in 2017.

    AFL female ambassador Daisy Pearce, who plays for the Demons' women's team will lead the talent search sessions with state academy coaches when she is in the Top End for the AFL fixture in July.

    Solomon spoke to Greg and Ali on Wake Up about the testing ... and somehow Ali agreed to participate.

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  • 08/11/16--17:30: Feeling Stiff?
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    If your feeling a llittle stiff in the joints you may want to visit  this Chiropractor whose TV ad has gone viral. Needless to say you may wish to run out of his Waiting Room after watching this. 



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    Next month the Fillipino Association of the Northern Territory celebrates its 20th Barrio Fiesta.

    A community celebration of Pinoy culture and the good humour of the Filipinos, the event will take place at the Filipino Community Centre in Marrara on September 3 and 4.

    Celebration highlights include acknowledging the 70th year of diplomatic relations between Australia and the Phillipines.

    Food and drink stalls will be available plus kids entertainment, traditional dances, variety shows and a talent contest as well as a special performance from Manila pop rock band Freestyle.

    Entry is by gold coin and organisers encourage everyone to attend. For more information visit FAANT.


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    Researchers have found a link between using paracetamol during pregnancy and an increased risk of behavioural problems in children. Scientists have found an association between mothers who took the drug in the first and third trimester of pregnancy and hyperactivity and emotional problems in their seven-year-old children.

    Paracetamol is the world’s most popular painkiller and is the only one deemed safe to take during pregnancy. But there is a growing body of research suggesting it could affect the development of children in the womb, with studies linking it with conditions as diverse as asthma, infertility and autism. Pregnant women have been told there is no need to panic – they should continue to take the lowest dose needed for the shortest time possible and see their doctor if they have any concerns. While alcohol and smoking are strongly discouraged, paracetamol has generally been seen as safe and is used by many during in pregnancy for pain and fever. However, Evie Stergiakouli of the University of Bristol and coauthors analysed data for nearly 8,000 mothers and found use of paracetamol at 18 and 32 weeks of pregnancy was associated with increased risk of conduct problems and hyperactivity symptoms in children. Paracetamol use at 32 weeks of pregnancy was associated with higher risk for emotional symptoms and difficulties in children. However, the authors say the risk of not treating fever or pain during pregnancy should be carefully weighed against any potential harm to offspring. Dr Tim Overton, of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said: ‘It is important to highlight that from these results we cannot determine a direct link between paracetamol usage and any behavioural problems. ‘Paracetamol is one of the most common medicines used to reduce a high temperature and ease pain; it is safe and is used routinely during all stages of pregnancy.

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  • 08/16/16--19:15: Metallica: The Early Years
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    The formative years of Metallica is subject to a 4-part series to be streamed on Spotify from August 18. It focuses on the early years during the early 80's. Check out the trailer here. 



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    Australian musician Bernard Fanning spoke to Greg and Ali on Wake Up about his new album, 'Civil Dusk', his studio set up in Byron bay and his upcoming visit to Darwin.

    Take a listen to their chat here.

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  • 08/18/16--17:51: One Tropical Day
  • Tropical Day

    For One Tropical Day, Mix 104.9 is proud to present an Aussie rock Father's Day eve double header.

    On Saturday 3 September, The Angels and Baby Animals perform live at the Darwin Ski Club.

    The Angels are one of Australia's most iconic bands with hits such as Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, Shadow Boxer, Take A Long Line and Dogs Are Talking to name a few. Their tracks feature on high rotation on Mix 104.9 and they are still rocking as hard as ever, performing sold out shows across the country.

    The Baby Animals have continued to stay on the radar for a quarter century, with their passion for the touring circuit. Now to celebrate the 25th anniversay of their iconic debut album, Baby Animals' the band are heading to Darwin to do what they do best .... rock crowds!

    Join Mix 104.9 for One Tropical Day on Father's Day eve, Saturday 3 September. For tickets visit

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    harley davidson

    Marvel and Harley Davidson have teamed up and produced some colourful custom made bikes in honour of the collection of Marvel Superheroes. 



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  • 08/21/16--17:49: Bridget Jones is back
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    Oscar winners Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth return for the highly anticipated next chapter of our favourite single gal in Bridget Jones's Baby.

    The next chapter in the comedy series finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting her first child. Take a look at the official trailer and keep listening to Wake Up with Greg and Ali to score tickets to the exclusive NT preview screening at Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas in Casuarina.




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    It's time to loosen your shoulders and stretch your legs for the annual Sandbar Cricket match!

    Rally your family, friends, work mates and neighbours for this iconic event at the sandbar off Cullen Bay on Sunday 18 September.

    Cheer on the Darwin Trailer Boat Club and Variety Northern Territory as they go head to head in this annual cricket fundraiser, celebrating 21 years. 

    Boats to the sandbar will depart Cullen Bay ferry wharf at 10:30am or head over in your own boat for a day of fun, food and and friendly cricket.

    All proceeds on the day will go to Variety, the Children's Charity Northern Territory. There will be raffles, food and drinks for purchase across the day.

    It's set to be a brilliant day on the sand.



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  • 08/24/16--17:37: A big push for a good cause
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    Soldiers from the Darwin-based artilery regiment are gearing up to push a two tonne howitzer through the streets of Darwin.

    The Gunner Bear Gun Push is an annual event aimed at raising money for the children's ward at Royal Darwin Hospital.

    Next Saturday 3 September, troops from the 8th/12th regiment will roll a Vietnam-era M2A2 20km from the Darwin cenotaph to the Royal Darwin Hospital with fundraising teddy, Gunner Bear, riding shotgun.

    Soldiers are encouraging everyone to get involved by donating money or by joining in a physical training session at Mindil Beach during the gun push for a gold coin donation.

    Organisers are aiming to raise $45,000.

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  • 08/25/16--01:22: Old Darwin photo's - Taxis
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    Before the talk of ride-sharing Uber possibly being introduced to Darwin by Labor in the Territory let's go back 70 years when Whites Taxi Service ruled the roads around our beautiful city. 

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    This September marks Navy Week and we're being encouraged to join in the celebrations.

    Festivities commence on Monday 5 September with a Ceremonial Sunset in the Civic Centre Courtyard hosted by the City of Darwin and the Royal Australian Navy. Everyone is welcome to this event, which will feature a performance from the Navy Band and light refreshments.

    The celebrations continue at Goyder Square in Palmerston on Wednesday 7 September followed by a performance from the Royal Australian Navy Band at the iconic Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and Palmerston Markets.

    Stayed tuned to Wake Up with Greg and Ali for more information.



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    We've all heard that successful people get up early. But you probably didn't think it was this early. Apparently, the most productive time of the day is 4 a.m.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook supposedly sets his alarm for 3:45 a.m. to get a jump on the day, while Wall Street vet Sallie Krawcheck has written, “I’m never more productive than at 4 a.m.”

    Mix 104.9's early riser, Greg Vincent (Wake Up with Greg & Ali) is always the first person at Mix by 4am. With this time being reported as the most productive time of the day, Greg is busy filling beans into the coffee machine, checking the Oz Lotto results, watching the overnight News reports, making sure the Photocopier is turned on. Greg is at his most productive at this time of the day. Unfortunately by 5am he's ready for a rest.  

    Why is this? While some experts say our bodies are meant to be active early in the day, and others suggest our minds are most alert in the early hours, psychologist Josh Davis, who wrote the book Two Awesome Hours, says the main reason for the productivity is that no one else is around. As he tells the Wall Street Journal, "No one is expecting you to email or answer the phone at 4 a.m. No one will be posting on Facebook. 

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    A unique celebration of film and culture lands at the Deckchar Cinema next month showcasing the very best new films from around the world.

    The Darwin International Film Festival (DIFF) is held over eight days and nights from 15 - 24 September and this year celebrates its seventh year.

    Films selected this year include a special mix of comedy, drama, documentary, foreign language and Indigenous content. 

    Deckchair Cinema members are invited to an exclusive program launch party from 6pm this evening. Director Tim Parish will provide a sneak peak of this year's entertainment plus live music, short films and Sailors Brew espresso martinis will be on offer.

    For more information visit DIIF

    Picture courtesy of Darwin International Film Fesitval


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  • 08/26/16--16:08: NRLNT Semi Finals
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    It's the business end of the NRLNT season tonight (Sat 27th Aug) at Rugby Park 1 in a double-header Semi Final. 

    Mackillop take on Palmerston from 6. That's followed by Katherine v Brothers from 7.30pm. 

    Greg's pick - Palmerston / Brothers. 

    If you love your Rugby League don't miss tonights battles at Marrara.  


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  • 02/02/16--18:06: What's eating you?
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    Art Your Life director Catie Kirk shared her thoughts with Greg and Ali on the current trend for meal replacements and their unwanted side effects. 

     She suggests healthy alternatives in a bid to achieve healthy weightloss. Take a listen to our podcast.

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    The Darwin Ski Club comes alive this Saturday September 3 with a great double bill featuring The Angels and Baby Animals.

    With Baby Animals celebrating their 25th anniversary of their iconic self titled album and The Angels doing what they do best, perform live their string of epic hits, One Tropical Day will serve up a hearty dose of rock straight to your ears.

    The Angels frontman Dave Gleeson caught up with Greg and Ali on Wake Up ahead of their riff charged set this weekend. Take a listen to their chat.

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