The recipient of the 2018 SCA Graduation Internship award Grant Maling says it’s further developed his love of Radio.
For the third year, one talented graduate from the AFTRS flagship Graduate Diploma of Radio course has been selected and hosted in a special internship with Southern Cross Austereo .
Grant who has just completed the 6-week paid placement at hit96.9 in Shepparton, hosting mornings, was presented with the award at the AFTRS Graduation ceremony, by Regional NSW Content Director Peter Yiamarelos.
Grant says “The SCA Fellowship has allowed me to try new things while immersing myself in all aspects of the industry. I’ve presented my own show since day 3 and have had the freedom to try new things to find myself as a radio announcer. The fellowship has further developed the love that I have for the radio industry.
“AFTRS was a massive eye opener to how big the radio industry is in Australia but also all the different facets of radio. Not only did I learn how each aspect of radio work together, but I also met so many amazing people who will soon be working in radio with me.”
SCA’s Heads of Content Gemma Fordham (Hit Network) and Mike Fitzpatrick (Triple M) said the internship program aims to offer real hands on experience, working within one of the biggest media companies in the country.
“We are thrilled and honoured to again be able to continue to offer an AFTRS student this opportunity.
“SCA is committed to recruiting and developing people who have the potential to be the best in their field and this program is a great foundation to kick start their future careers in the industry.”
AFTRS Acting head of Radio Jess Campanaro says the award reflects the School’s close ties with SCA over many years, “SCA offers a wonderful career path for radio professionals, and is the largest commercial radio employer of AFTRS Radio graduates.
“AFTRS is pleased to have this award available for our most talented graduands and feel it further strengthens our commitment to provide industry ready radio professionals right across the country.”