It took just over six months for Radio 4EB’s Hebrew-language radio show in Brisbane to become the station’s second most-listened-to show.

After months of planning and preparation, the Hebrew language program, which is sponsored by the Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies and the State Zionist Council of Queensland, first aired on November 1, 2021 and in this short time has gained popularity.

The show’s broadcaster, Shon Tamar, said he felt one of the reasons for the show’s success was that it provided a dedicated space solely for Hebrews in southeast Queensland.

“We wanted to create a fun and engaging program where our community could hear news and events relevant to them, as well as introduce Jewish organizations that many in our community may not be aware of,” Tamar said.

“Since the series started it has evolved, so it’s great to know that we have to do something right. There are more than 50 language programs broadcast on Radio 4EB, so knowing that our show is the second most listened to show is awesome, people are tuning in and listening – not just from Queensland but 25% of our audience is listening from Israel which is amazing.

The program, which airs live every Monday morning from 8 to 9 a.m. on 98.1FM, has the tagline “Ve’shuv itchem,” which translates to “with you again.”

“We are keen to develop a sense of belonging and community through the program – and to share the diversity of Israeli music and culture. Over the generations, people from all over the world immigrated to Israel and from this cultural melting pot emerged, in my opinion, the best music in the world – with elements from all corners of the world.

Listeners can tune in to the Radio 4EB website

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