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COVID-19 Safe Studio Principles for Australian Radio and Podcast Industry released

Thursday 09 July, 2020

The Australian Radio and Podcast Industry Sector Consultation Group has issued a set of COVID-19 Safe Studio Principles to support the broadcast industry to safely produce live and pre-recorded content.
 
The Guidelines have been developed by AFTRS, in consultation with industry, to provide a resource that can assist with safety while COVID-19 restrictions and containment measures are in place.
 

AFTRS virtual postgraduate information week

Thursday 02 July, 2020

On Monday 6 July, AFTRS kicks off its Virtual Postgraduate Information Week with an online introduction to it's Graduate Diploma in Radio course.
 
The course, offered as full-time or part-time, is a high-level course that provides hands-on practical training that can be immediately applied.
 

AFTRS Industry Certificate: Radio Producer course

Tuesday 23 June, 2020

AFTRS is offering an Industry Certificate: Radio Producer part-time course over twelve weeks.
 
The course, delivered almost entirely online, is designed to prepare students for a career as a producer in the commercial, public or community radio sectors.
 
With a shortage of skilled producers in Australia, this first course of its kind in Australia will give students the necessary competencies to work towards a producing job in radio and stand out from other candidates.
 

Free webinar on starting a podcast from the CBAA and AFTRS

Tuesday 23 June, 2020

The CBAA and AFTRS are presenting a free webinar on podcasting for community broadcasters.
 
The webinar, presented by AFTRS Radio Senior Lecturer, Tony Rasmussen will cover 

Finding compelling, relatable, primal, trigger points: Jonesy and Amanda at AFTRS

Thursday 18 June, 2020

AFTRS recently had a class with WSFM's Jonesy and Amanda via zoom, on the topic Working in Duos.

The multi-award winning pair have given permission for us to share their chat with AFTRS Head of Radio Fyona Smith and the students in the radio course.
 

Fyona:  Thank you so much for taking time out of your incredibly tight schedule to join us. We really appreciate your generosity. We're thrilled to have you talk to our Graduate Diploma Radio students about working in teams.

Commercial Radio Australia and AFTRS announce recipient of CRA Podcast Scholarship

Wednesday 17 June, 2020

AFTRS and CRA have announced that Melbourne student Nicola Sitch is the recipient of the CRA Podcast Scholarship for 2020.

Russel Howcroft re-appointed as AFTRS chair and Fremantle CEO Chris Oliver-Taylor joins AFTRS council

Tuesday 16 June, 2020

AFTRS Council Chair Russel Howcroft has been re-appointed for a second three-year term, commencing July 1.
 
In August he begins a new role co-hosting 3AW’s Breakfast program with Ross Stephenson.
 

AFTRS students launch 2NRS on iHeartRadio

Monday 01 June, 2020

AFTRS Graduate Diploma Radio students today launched 2NRS on iHeart Radio, a commercial pop-up radio station broadcasting the hottest hits from today with a rewind to favourite tracks of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s.
 
2NRS celebrates First Nation, Australian and international artists and will be live from 7am – 6pm daily for the next two weeks, the broadcast can be heard via the website and the iHeart Radio app.
 

Local musicians showcased in online iso-Sunday sessions

Friday 01 May, 2020
With the country in lockdown, the live music scene has been impacted with musicians unable to perform at clubs, pubs and other venues, so Jayce Flaxman, a 2019 AFTRS graduate has produced an online concert series in his hometown.

AFTRS's students Zoom around regional stations

Thursday 23 April, 2020

When AFTRS’s Graduate Diploma Radio students weren’t able to visit regional stations this year as part of their course, it was decided instead to bring a little bit of Australia’s vast regional radio scene to them.

Using Zoom plus a whole lot of goodwill from radio practitioners, around the country, many who were once a student themselves at AFTRS, they got a first-hand taste of what it’s like to live and work outside the capital cities.

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