Youth radio network SYN Media gets $400K in government funding

Staff Writer

Melbourne’s youth-orientated SYN Media has been granted state government funding of $400,000 over four years for Student Youth Network Media’s Youth in Community Radio program.

SYN has created new generations of radio presenters and producers throughout the years and will begin to receive the funding in 2019.

In 2015, the Labor government doubled its funding for SYN Media from $200,000 to $400,000 to expand the program, create a new radio broadcasting mentoring initiative and provide more training for rural and regional young people wanting to volunteer at their local community radio station.

As a result, more than 970 young people gained skills and experience in planning, content development and production of radio and television programs and other digital media over the past three years.

More than 30 also received one-on-one mentoring from industry professionals, while 200 young regional Victorians have attended SYN Media workshops on innovative models for youth radio.

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