In 2014 Adam Drummond, then a local real estate agent and part-time actor/presenter, spoke to two key people about the need for more local entertainment and an opportunity for the local talent pool to be discovered online.
One of those people was long-time collaborator, Grant Harper from Livestream Australia and the Streaming Guys, who put Adam in touch with a new online broadcast system that could fulfil the needs Adam had mentioned. He would also be integral in creating the streaming service and bandwidth required to facilitate the new initiative.
The other person Adam went to was local entertainer and Charles Sturt University lecturer in TV Production, Matt Olsen. Matt’s eyes literally lit up at the possibilities and he instantly made plans to create his own production company, Clean Slate Media.
Since those early days of brain storming and fleshing out an idea into a reality, Matt and Adam have produced original content exclusively for the platform and for the people of Wagga Wagga. Grant has built a website with his partner company Wagga Wagga Web, and things have gone from strength to strength since then.
Today, waggawagga.tv, originally a library of video content featuring Adam interviewing celebrities and local personalities, now features some of Wagga’s best known personalities as hosts of their own shows as well as stories about and for local residents.
People who have signed on as hosts include Ex-Rabbitoh and current world title holding boxer, Joe Williams, The Block’s Katrina Chambers and Big Brother’s Sarah Wentworth-Perry, as well as Ex-WIN TV journalist Sarah Burnell and singer/recording artist Grant Luhrs.
Audiences can view waggawagga.tv free of charge to any mobile device or computer by simply logging onto www.waggawagga.tv. The site is 100% supported by local businesses who advertise on the platform, not so much with ads in the traditional sense of the word, but through telling their unique stories about their business, their customers or what they offer their community. They can also be discovered through the stylishly designed business directory also located on the online portal.
This new site, waggawagga.tv is a revolutionary way for locals to be entertained, informed and to be discovered, all in their own back yard.
“It’s not TV, it’s dot TV.”