Students head back to school as SYN’s radio grid gets set for new seasonal programming

SYN’s radio programming is set to return from Monday 3rd February, with a suite of new programs added to the weekly grid.
As a youth run community broadcaster, SYN ensures ongoing access to the airwaves for young people by turning over programming every three months.

With summer coming to a close, many students heading back to school will get their first lessons of the year on the radio, with schools including Footscray City College, Northcote High School, Hume Valley School and veterans Simonds Catholic College among those broadcasting on Schools on Air during the upcoming season.

This season, through SYN’s Diversity Programming initiative and with the support of the Australian Government Department of Social Services, SYN also welcomes seven young people from performing arts organisation Mayibuye to the grid on Saturdays from 10am.

Also through Diversity Programming, an additional seven young people from different cultural backgrounds will broadcast for the first time this season on Saturdays from 11am as part of diversity programming and thanks to support from the Scanlon Foundation.
Other season highlights include:
  • Rap Got So Much Soul (Mondays 8:00pm): a music-based show exploring the connections between soul music and hip hop.
  • Rogue (Mondays 9.00pm): a platform to showcase the wealth of young, local, up and coming designers Melbourne has to offer, presenting both a humorous and informative look at the world of fashion.
  • A Science Story (Saturdays 4.30pm): is Western Australia’s shark culling policy inappropriate given the crucial ecological role played by large sharks? A Science Story will explore this question and more drawing on scientific stories that revolve around different themes.

SYN Radio Programming Manager Chiara-Rose Kemp said: “Programming this season is exciting and diverse. We have a wide variety of shows including music, sports, comedy, science and fashion. It is a great way to start the year and I cannot wait to hear the brilliant content produced by our SYNners

Listeners can tune in to SYN on 90.7FM, digital radio and online. SYN provides broadcast and training opportunities to over 1000 young people each year.

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