AFTRS students launch AFTRS FM pop-up station

Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcasting students have launched the all-new pop-up station, AFTRS FM.

Live from 12.00 pm to 8.00 pm (AEST) each day, the show will present targeted content and high-quality audio, news podcasts and audio fiction, all mixed in with the latest news, current affairs and what’s trending. 

AFTRS FM is live around Australia until Saturday, 17 September, on the iHeartRadio app and via the AFTRS FM website

AFTRS Program Convenor, Radio and Podcasting, Natalie Pozdeev, says students are excited to be live across the nation, making meaningful news, current affairs and audio fiction content.

“This truly is an exciting time in radio and podcasting. Students have developed skills in broadcast journalism, news reading, producing talk content and creating narrative stories,” said Natalie.

“We are fortunate that our industry has been so supportive in nurturing and shaping these skills.”

iHeartRadio Content Director, Brett ‘Nozz’ Nossiter, said, “iHeartRadio is a long-time supporter of AFTRS Radio.” 

“We’re proud to be playing a pivotal role in giving students a real-life lesson on how to use tools and technology to create high-quality, high-value content, and connect with audiences. Radio and podcasting play a vital role in helping to inform and entertain listeners.”

Students will work with guest air checkers, mentors and coaches from across the industry during AFTRS FM, including Natalie Peters (2GB Nine Radio), Sian Gard (ABC), Andrea Ho (Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas), and David Marchese (Triple J Hack).

Applications for the 2023 intake of AFTRS’ Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcasting are offered as a one-year full-time on-campus, or two years part-time online course, close Friday 4 November 2022. 

A variety of scholarships are on offer that recognises excellence and assist with the costs associated with higher education. 

Available for 2023 are the ABC Selwyn Speight Excellence Radio Scholarship, Pariya Taherzadeh Radio & Podcasting Scholarship, Glenn Daniel News Scholarship, CRA Podcast Scholarship, Equity Scholarships (full-time only) and First Nations Scholarships.

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