The latest crop of Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcast students from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) are live on air for their first radio pop-up of the year.
Show Radio, the official station for the Royal Agricultural Society’s Sydney Royal Easter Show, is streaming live daily on iHeartRadio Australia until Tuesday, 19 April.
For the 28th year, AFTRS’ Radio students are broadcasting live, on-site for the duration of the Show, producing and presenting live programs, keeping listeners up to date with this year’s competitions and, for the first time, presenting two podcast series as part of a brand-new pop-up designed to capture the stories of the people drawn to the Show every year.
Highlighting the Royal Agricultural Society’s heritage in supporting locals and bringing communities together, the station celebrates the importance of rural life, especially the essential role that farmers and other primary producers play in putting food on our tables.
The students will be interviewing the Show’s winners, performers and representatives of the various clubs and societies that make up the rich fabric of this annual event.
The station’s music programming is 100% country music, emphasising Australian artists, and students will be capturing the sights and sounds of the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
To go alongside the on-air programming, students will be publishing articles and podcasts on the Show Radio website each day.
“The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a unique and content-rich event that provides many interesting opportunities for students to create live programs, podcasts, and online content, bringing a little of the country to the city. The intensive learning that takes place over the next two weeks lasts a lifetime, as does the appreciation of country music,” said Natalie Pozdeev, AFTRS’ Program Convenor, Radio and Podcasting.
Find out more about this year’s edition and meet the team here.
Show Radio will be on air until Tuesday, 19 April 2022.