Radio by and for rooming house residents and the homeless with interviews, stories, focus on health and housing issues as well as music and arts from our unsung community.
Presented by Spike, Kelly, Tony, Daz, Zoe and John. Roominations is presented with the financial support of Unison.
Unison is a not for profit property company that provides all the services that strong, mixed, integrated communities need. Unison provides homelessness services for those most in need in Melbourne’s West.
Email the presenters.
Read the 2017 CRAM article 'A Soapbox for the Homeless'.
Dredgewater Daze Radio Play
Over a year in the making, and featuring the talents of dozens of rooming house writers, Dredgewater Daze
is a six part radio play
that's sure to show you adifferent side of rooming house life
tells the story of the fictional Dresden Hotel, a rooming house that has seen better days. As the play opens residents face eviction as rumours circulate about the house getting shut down. Colourful characters and twists abound as the plot unfolds. There’s the mystery of the hidden stash, romance and even a wedding!
The radio play project was coordinated by Roomers
and funded by the City of Yarra through their Community Grants. Listen in now
Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3
Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6
Awards: Roominations won 'Excellence in Training' at the Community Broadcasting of Australia Association in November 2007.