It’s show time for the AFTRS class of 2017

Staff Writer

AFTRS program leader Lisa Sweeney says it’s “show time” for the Graduate Diploma in Radio Class of 2017, the annual baptism of fire into live broadcast.

“Students present, produce, report from the field and create digital content on site, sharing the fun and energy of the Sydney Royal Easter Show with listeners,” she said.

“One lonely panel operator is based each shift at our studios in Moore Park to put the show to air as an OB, while the rest of the crew collaborate on site from studio space with an amazing view across the main arena in Spotless Stadium at Homebush.”

Each year AFTRS says it receives great feedback from industry about the Show Radio broadcast. Talent scouts listen for the next generation of on-air stars, while former AFTRS students reminisce about their own time at the Easter Show broadcast.

Show Radio is on-air from 8am to 6pm until April 19, and for the first time streaming via the iHeartRadio app. In Sydney, Show Radio is also broadcast on 107.9FM.

The station features a modern country music format with news and information on what’s happening in and around the Show.


Students experience personal and professional growth over the two weeks, proving that there’s nothing like practical experience to get your broadcasting skills up.

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