Native Communications Incorporated (NCI-FM) began airing a top ten playlist in the spring of 1998 to feature new Indigenous music, the program at that time was called NCI’s Aboriginal Top Ten. By the spring of 2000, the program was lengthened to two-hours because of a higher volume of music being attracted. In the fall of 2008, the Aboriginal Music Countdown went national with the advent of a new Aboriginal broadcast association the “Western Association of Aboriginal Broadcasters (WAAB).” The association united five provincial Aboriginal broadcasters to work towards common goals and interests. This association opened its doors for a national broadcast of NAMC - a dynamic two-hour program that includes interviews with many artists within its top 40 format on a weekly basis.
In January of 2015, NAMC historically began to be heard on SiriusXM, the program now shares the sound of Indigenous music with fans from coast to coast to coast.
NAMC is heard on several radio networks which include:
CHON 98.1 FM The Yukon
CKLB 101.9 FM N.W.T
CFNR Network British Columbia
MBC Radio Saskachewan
James Bay Cree Communications Society Quebec
NAMC is hosted and written by Taylor Galvin, the show’s producer is Rick Baverstock, the executive producer is David McLeod.
National Aboriginal Music Countdown (NCI FM)
National Aboriginal Music Countdown