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AFTRS radio students launch the Viral Games

Thursday 29 October, 2020

The AFTRS 2020 Graduate Diploma in Radio students are today premiering the narrative audio drama series Viral Games.
Inspired by current events, Viral Games imagines an Australia on the brink of defederation after years of pandemic-era border closures.

AFTRS Radio students launch Next, talk radio for young professionals

Monday 12 October, 2020

AFTRS Graduate Diploma in Radio students are proud to launch their fourth and final broadcast for 2020, NEXT, which will air nationally on ARN’s iHeartRadio for two weeks from Monday 12 October.

AFTRS FM is available on iHeartRadio

Tuesday 25 August, 2020

AFTRS Graduate Diploma in Radio students have launched their third pop-up station of the year.
The talk and current affairs-focused station is live around Australia until Friday 4 September on the iHeartRADIO app and via the AFTRS FM website.

AFTRS Open Day will be a virtual event in 2020

Tuesday 28 July, 2020

In response to COVID-19, AFTRS’ annual Open Day will be taking place online this year, 8 August 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM.
From the comfort of home, explore their state-of-the-art facilities, meet AFTRS expert tutors, get the lowdown on the 2021 courses and tips on your applications.
The 2020 Open Day Sessions include:
Graduate Diploma in Radio information session presented by Fyona Smith, Head of Radio

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.

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.

AFTRS students launch Show Radio Special Edition

Tuesday 07 April, 2020

For the past 26 years, Show Radio has been the AFTRS official pop-up station for the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show, only this year, due to COVID-19, there is no Show or access to facilities at AFTRS.
Notwithstanding, AFTRS will launch ‘Show Radio – Special Edition’  to focus on bringing to life stories from the land, celebrating the importance of rural life and the essential role farmers and primary producers play in putting food on tables and the rich heritage of the Royal Agricultural Society.

Master the art of Radio Content and Leadership at AFTRS

Wednesday 04 March, 2020

Industry Training for experienced radio staff, looking for the next step in their career.

The AFTRS’ Industry Certificate in Radio Content, Management and Leadership is designed for experienced radio staff working in the commercial, public and community broadcasting sectors wanting to step up into management, content and programming roles.

The industry validated certificate will develop students’ programming, management and leadership skills to a professional standard.

AFTRS & RCS breakthrough for studio accessibility

Tuesday 01 October, 2019

AFTRS and RCS have been working together for the past two years, on improving accessibility in radio studios, the most recent break through was creating voice annotations in Zetta.
This can assist vision impaired people to identify when the song playing, is 10 or 5 seconds away from the end marker and the annotations play through the studio’s preview channel.


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