AFTRS Radio students graduate today

The 2004 class of AFTRS Radio Students graduates today in a gala ceremony to be held at North Ryde, Sydney from 4pm.

More than half the graduating class have already been offered jobs.

AFTRS Head of Radio, Steve Ahern says, with 9 out of 14 students already employed, and a further 5 awaiting offers, the students are “poised” to contribute strongly to the future of commercial radio stations around the country.

“Potential employers should get in quickly before all students secure employment… Radio stations will need to snap up the fantastic radio talent coming out from AFTRS this year.

“These students are an outstanding group of talented broadcasters, and they will make a strong contribution to Australian radio with their enthusiasm, skills and drive.”

A crowd of 150 guests from all facets of the commercial radio industry will join the students in marking their achievement at a gala ceremony at AFTRS on Friday,
September 10.

The graduates are:

Marissa Bohm – now employed at 4LG/West FM Longreach

Michael Christian – now employed at NX FM/KOFM Newcastle

Guy Clifton – available

Jason Drummond – now employed at 2BS/B-Rock Bathurst

Angela Frino – now employed at 3SH Swan Hill

Sophie Onikul – available

Melinda Thomas – now employed at Sun FM 96.9 Alice Springs

Sarah Howie – now employed at Heat FM Noosa

Lachlan Kitchen – available

Justin Lake – now employed at KoolFM/4KZ Innisfail

Erin Marsh – now employed at 92.9/2TM Tamworth

Meredith Marks – now employed at C91.3 Campbelltown

Shayne Sinclair – available

Stefanie Tripi – available

Potential employers can contact graduates through AFTRS Radio Branch on 02 9805 6586.

AFTRS Radio Branch is currently accepting applications for next year’s Graduate Diploma in Commercial Radio Broadcasting.

For further information regarding applications email [email protected], call the AFTRS Student Centre on 1300 131 461 or visit