AFTRS’ radio students launch new pop-up station on iHeartRadio

AFTRS Graduate Diploma Radio students today launched 2NRS on iHeart Radio, a commercial pop-up radio station broadcasting hits from First Nation, Australian and international artists.

This is the second assessment broadcast for 2020, with students broadcasting and learning remotely as they remain off-campus due to COVID-19.

2NRS is a national radio station with a regional focus and provides experiential learning, with students broadcasting from home studios to areas outside of their own geographical location.

AFTRS said the station will broadcast from June 1 to 15 thanks in part to Zetta 2GO, Selector 2GO, Zoom, RINGR and Microsoft teams for collaboration purposes.

All students also have their own ProTools account and access to the Adobe suite.

Live from 7am to 6pm daily for the next two weeks, the 2NRS broadcast can be heard via the official station website and the iHeartRadio app.

“Podcast, web and social media content will also be a focus,” said head of radio Fyona Smith.

“This year students will be producing two daily podcast episodes for The Essentials- A Podcast series, about the people who keep the country running and their experiences in the time of coronavirus and Radio Road Trip – A Podcast series travelling to regional towns each day”.

Industry aircheckers assisting with 2NRS include Rachel Corbett, Kristin McKenna, Cherie Romaro, Amy Collett, Nic Kelly, Ryan Khay and Joel Gosper.

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