More AFTRS graduates break into the radio industry

Staff Writer

There have been more job successes in recent weeks for AFTRS Graduate Diploma of Radio alumni across both commercial radio and ABC stations.

2016 Graduate Diploma student Kit Mochan has taken on a role in Western Australia as a rural reporter for ABC in Albany. She will present a daily, local rural report and will contribute to WA Country Hour,  as well as national rural programming on radio, TV and online.

Former classmate Liza Harvey is continuing her stay in ABC’s music space, working across Double J and triple j throughout this year.

Nat “Herbie” Herbstreit has broken into commercial radio as Hit 93.1 Riverina’s new breakfast co-host. The station will launch new show Whitto & Herbie with Herbstreit sitting alongside 2013 AFTRS graduate Michael “Whitto” Whittington.

Herbstreit replaces AFTRS alumni and ACRA Award winner Ash Blucher who is heading overseas.

Jindabyne’s SnowFM has secured Matty Harrison as its breakfast radio co-host. Also charged with social media duties, Harrison described the appointment “an incredible opportunity”.

“A year ago this was just a dream for me, fast forward 12 months and I’m about to start my career! A huge thanks to the AFTRS Radio team, they do incredible work there.”

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17 May 2017 - 11:27 am

Feel sorry for them having to compete with reality TV nobodies and former AFL/NRL players.

Cherie Romaro
17 May 2017 - 8:11 pm

I had the pleasure of presenting a couple of times to the Class of 2016. Amazing room of talent. It is no surprise to see this talent score great jobs to start their career. I will watch and listen with pleasure as they rise to the top of the radio tree.


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