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AFTRS & RCS breakthrough for studio accessibility

Tuesday 01 October, 2019

AFTRS and RCS have been working together for the past two years, on improving accessibility in radio studios, the most recent break through was creating voice annotations in Zetta.
 
This can assist vision impaired people to identify when the song playing, is 10 or 5 seconds away from the end marker and the annotations play through the studio’s preview channel.
 

AFTRS and SCA launch a new internship

Tuesday 17 September, 2019

In a major opportunity for an emerging broadcast professional, AFTRS, the national screen and broadcast school, and Southern Cross Austereo have announced ‘The Hubble Talent Academy’ Graduation Internship Award.
 
Confirmed for an initial three years, the award will support one talented graduate of the AFTRS’ Graduate Diploma in Radio course, who will be given six weeks, full time, paid employment at a regional radio station.
 

AFTRS FM pops up on iHeartRadio

Thursday 29 August, 2019

AFTRS FM, the third pop-up radio station for 2019 Graduate Diploma of Radio students at the Australian Film Television and Radio School is live on iHeartRadio.

AFTRS & iHeart Radio launch 2RS

Tuesday 04 June, 2019

AFTRS Graduate Diploma of Radio students have launched their second pop-up station of the year, 2RS, The Ultimate 80s to Now station streaming online and on iHeartRadio nationally.
 
2RS stands for Regional Simulation and the station, that is live for two weeks, mirrors successful regional formats, and is focused on three regions Wollongong, Muswellbrook and Nowra.

ABC and AFTRS 2019 Selwyn Speight Scholarship winner

Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Sudanese refugee Natal Jimma has been announced as this year’s recipient of the AFTRS/ABC Selwyn Speight Diversity Scholarship.
 
The scholarship is made available through a $20,000 bequest from the late, distinguished ABC journalist Selwyn Speight.
 
Currently completing AFTRS 2019 Graduate Diploma in Radio, Natal’s interest in radio began in Sudan and includes over five years’ experience at university and community radio stations in Australia.
 

AFTRS radio is a piece of cake

Tuesday 02 April, 2019

In the lead up to Show Radio 2019 a Graduate Diploma in Radio student Renelle Mower spent all weekend creating the AFTRS AXIA mixing desk in a cake form before presenting it to the cohort as part of her group’s presentation theme, cake decorating.
 
Head of Radio at AFTRS, Fyona Smith, says “It is a great example of team spirit and showing initiative”.
 

AFTRS launches NEXT

Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Fyona Smith expands her role at AFTRS

Thursday 20 September, 2018

AFTRS Head of Radio, Fyona Smith, has expanded her role and will now lead the Radio and Podcast team following the departure of Lisa Sweeney.
 
 Lisa has left to pursue a role with Service NSW (see our previous report).
 

Best way to get a job in radio: AFTRS or reality TV?

Monday 30 July, 2018

Coming up on August 11 is the annual Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Open Day.

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