ARN and AFTRS launch internship program for radio students

Friday 14 July, 2017

ARN and Sydney's KIIS 1065 have launched a new internship program in partnership with AFTRS that will give selected top-performing students hands-on experience working alongside some of the best in the radio industry.

AFTRS is onsite and online this July

Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Looking to upskill or engage in professional development?

Tassie radio reunion at AFTRS

Tuesday 13 June, 2017

The Kim and Dave Show was a powerhouse in Southern Tasmania for over 15 years, ruling the airwaves in Hobart on Sea FM, and later Heart 107.3.
Meantime Dani Torresan and Jason Matthews were entertaining the north of the state, broadcasting their breakfast show across RG Capital's 7LA (Launceston), 7AD (Devonport) 7BU
(Burnie) and 7SD (Scottsdale).

AFTRS students are live

Wednesday 07 June, 2017

AFTRS Graduate Diploma of Radio students have launched their second pop-up network of the year.

Breakfast co-hosts Mariam and Sam covered 'engaging and relevant content' such as local Nowra successes - a 21 year-old home owner and 18 year-old local bakery owner, both good news stories from broadcast area Nowra.

2RS (which stands for Regional Simulation) streams online for two weeks and mirrors successful regional formats, broadcasting to three regions: Wollongong, Muswellbrook and Nowra.

AFTRS to showcase new frontier of storytelling

Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Precipice, an innovative binaural narrative podcast, will launch as part of the Vivid Ideas 2017 program, part of Vivid Sydney the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

This pilot production is an exploration of the potential for 3D audio narrative storytelling.

AFTRS' has created Precipice in partnership with New York’s WNYC Public Radio, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs VOX, and in consultation with the BBC's audio research division.

AFTRS graduates score gigs around the country

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

There’s been more job successes in recent weeks for AFTRS Graduate Diploma of Radio alumni with jobs won in both commercial and ABC stations.
2016 Graduate Diploma student Kit Mochan is heading off to Western Australia to take on the role of ABC  rural reporter in Albany.

Russel Howcroft appointed AFTRS Chair

Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Former advertising and television executive Russel Howcroft is the new chair of the Australian Film Television and Radio School.

Senator Mitch Fifield revealed the appointment at today's ACMA Content Conference in Sydney.

It was in December last year Howcroft resigned from his role as executive general manager at Network Ten Melbourne moving to PwC, and the newly created role of Chief Creative Officer.

Federal Budget outcomes for government media agencies

Tuesday 09 May, 2017

Nothing too drastic in the budget outcomes for ABC, SBS, ACMA, NFSA and AFTRS


The ABC will lose almost 50 more jobs in the next financial year, according to documents released in tonight's Federal Budget. Job cuts had already been flagged for the national broadcaster and these are presumably part of the process carried across financial years.

..but it was a case of from the frying pan into the fire

Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Tziporah Malkah was branded ‘awful’ yesterday after an interview with Triple M’s Grill Team.
Tziporah, formerly Kate Fischer had been eliminated from reality TV show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and was doing the obligatory round of interviews with radio stations.

Radio industry course starts soon - places are limited

Thursday 02 February, 2017

The AFTRS Radio Content and Program Directors course starts this month and is designed to develop students’ programming, management and leadership skills to a professional standard.

Recent alumnus James Findlay – Producer of Triple J’s Sunday night sex-ed show ‘The Hook Up’, completed the course last year.

For James, this is the culmination of years of related work. 

 “You can always learn more,” he said.


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