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AFTRS & iHeart Radio launch 2RS

Tuesday 04 June, 2019

AFTRS Graduate Diploma of Radio students have launched their second pop-up station of the year, 2RS, The Ultimate 80s to Now station streaming online and on iHeartRadio nationally.
2RS stands for Regional Simulation and the station, that is live for two weeks, mirrors successful regional formats, and is focused on three regions Wollongong, Muswellbrook and Nowra.

ABC and AFTRS 2019 Selwyn Speight Scholarship winner

Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Sudanese refugee Natal Jimma has been announced as this year’s recipient of the AFTRS/ABC Selwyn Speight Diversity Scholarship.
The scholarship is made available through a $20,000 bequest from the late, distinguished ABC journalist Selwyn Speight.
Currently completing AFTRS 2019 Graduate Diploma in Radio, Natal’s interest in radio began in Sudan and includes over five years’ experience at university and community radio stations in Australia.

AFTRS radio is a piece of cake

Tuesday 02 April, 2019

In the lead up to Show Radio 2019 a Graduate Diploma in Radio student Renelle Mower spent all weekend creating the AFTRS AXIA mixing desk in a cake form before presenting it to the cohort as part of her group’s presentation theme, cake decorating.
Head of Radio at AFTRS, Fyona Smith, says “It is a great example of team spirit and showing initiative”.

AFTRS launches NEXT

Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Fyona Smith expands her role at AFTRS

Thursday 20 September, 2018

AFTRS Head of Radio, Fyona Smith, has expanded her role and will now lead the Radio and Podcast team following the departure of Lisa Sweeney.
 Lisa has left to pursue a role with Service NSW (see our previous report).

Best way to get a job in radio: AFTRS or reality TV?

Monday 30 July, 2018

Coming up on August 11 is the annual Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Open Day.

AFTRS NEXT goes national on iHeartRadio

Wednesday 18 October, 2017

AFTRS’  fourth and final pop-up station of the year is now live online and via the iHeartRadio Australia app.
The AFTRS Graduate Diploma of Radio students’ broadcast is the final assessment before the class of 2017 hit the industry. 

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.

Want to climb up the ladder?

Thursday 21 January, 2016

The AFTRS Radio Content and Program Directors Course is open for enrolments.

The newly updated course written by Craig Bruce - Former Head of Content at Southern Cross Austereo and Fyona Smith at AFTRS is designed to develop students’ programming, management and leadership skills to a professional standard.

It provides an understanding of the elements involved in radio programming and requires participants to identify and apply skills and knowledge within a workplace context.

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