New Brand, New Focus for Radio Training School

Staff Writer

The Melbourne Radio School has re-branded and re-launched today as the Radio Training Institute (RTI).

Industry teaching veteran and former  AFTRS Director of Radio Steve Ahern has developed a new syllabus for RTI, covering announcing and presentation, production, sales, promotions, news, interviewing, social media, digital radio and streaming, copywriting and all of the important core skills needed for employment in today’s radio industry.

Steve will also head the Radio Training Institute's Academic Board and will be involved with teaching and student mentoring

“People wanting to be trained in Victoria for a professional career in radio had nowhere else to go after the Australian Film Television and Radio School closed its Melbourne Office and Swinburne dropped its Commercial Radio Course. We want to rectify that and let prospective students know that they can get high quality training right here in Melbourne from our Radio Training Institute,” said ACE Radio CEO Stephen Everett.

RTI will also launch a new advanced careers course next year for people aspiring to work in radio. The Radio Training Institute is owned by the ACE Radio Network, but the expansion of the training institute is for the benefit of the whole radio industry.

“Our ACE Radio stations are always glad to be involved with the students, but there is a big wide radio world out there and so many stations need talent that we will work with all the networks to offer well trained students who will make good employees for any radio network. That’s good for the industry and good for the students,” said Mr Everett.

RTI General Manager Heidi Everett is looking forward to launching the new course, which will begin in February 2015. Applications are open from August 11,  For more details head to the RTI website.

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