Written by KATE SOMERS
Ever dreamt of hosting or producing your own radio show? Here’s your chance, with Youth FM training days coming up this April.
Youth FM is a weekly radio show that is broadcast on Thursday afternoons on Three D Radio, 93.7 FM, at four o’clock. The show is produced by local youth, for youth and focuses on local issues and events.
Being a part of the Youth FM team is a creative opportunity to express your ideas and opinions and become involved in the community. For media and journalism students, Youth FM provides essential training and experience in radio; particularly in news writing and interviewing skills. You will also learn vital skills in public speaking, written and verbal communication, research and teamwork.
The Youth FM team includes a group of on air presenters who share the roles of writing the news, panelling, organising interviews and selecting the playlist. An off-air team is also involved in conducting out-of-studio interviews at various events and festivals, as well as editing audio for Thursday’s program.
The program is relaxed and fun, with individually-themed shows relating to recent issues, events, festivals and celebrations. For example in the week of Halloween you can expect to hear spooky music and discussions on Halloween-themed parties and events. Or in the lead up to a music festival such as Big Day Out, the show is likely to contain songs and interviews relating to the event. The shows are planned by the Youth FM team at the beginning of the month, so you have the opportunity to be as creative as you want.
To become involved in Youth FM you must live or study in the eastern region councils, and are required to attend the information session on April 14, from 6:30pm to 7pm at 48 Nelson Street, Stepney. Training days will be held on April 28 and 29, and will include lessons in broadcast law, research and interview skills, panelling, and specialised voice training.
To RSVP or for more information, contact Youth FM mentor Kathryn Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0438 261 528.