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PBS in association with the City of Yarra is proud to announce Access Airwaves, a new community initiative that engages local youth with the ins and outs of radio broadcasting. The program provides training to develop the skills involved to produce a radio show with music as the central focus.
The program kicks off in mid-August and will see approximately 20 young people from the surrounding housing estates, each undertaking a three week course run by popular PBS announcers at the PBS studios in Collingwood. Participants from a cross section of cultural backgrounds including East Timorese, Sudanese, Indigenous and Vietnamese will gain skills in radio voice and presentation, interviewing, technical skills, planning a program, plus they’ll also have the opportunity to develop a 30 minute demo of their show. The students will also receive a Certificate of completion and a pair of studio quality headphones as well as ongoing one-on-one mentoring for on-air broadcasting.
Access Airwaves aims to give attendees a taste of community broadcasting whilst serving to increase self confidence, networking, and encourage participation in a positive community environment. The course will enable recipients to gain transferable skills in various aspects of live and pre-recorded music presentation.
Community broadcaster PBS 106.7FM is an iconic pillar of Melbourne’s unique music and arts community. Since 1979 PBS has been a key provider of independent and diverse music. With over 80 specialist music programs ranging from soul to garage to country to jazz, PBS is dedicated to promoting and nurturing music in all its diversity.