Changing lives, one broadcast at a time
Posted on March 2, 2015
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Yen, SYN‘s Young Media Leader for the Canberra Media Hub, ‘Young Folk Media’, shares the importance of youth radio.
The clock ticks down in the studio: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and we’re live “turn up your wireless, strap yourselves in, because its time…” There’s laughter, music and good conversation. Once a week I get to enjoy this process: collaborating and supporting young people to make radio.
In 2014 I was one of SYN Media’s Young Media Leaders, as part of the National Youth Media Project. I was one of five young people selected from around the country to be involved in training, planning and executing this national radio initiative.
The project – funded by the Telstra Foundation, Community Broadcasting Foundation and Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation – supports a new network of regional youth broadcasters on the premier digital station SYN Nation, including volunteers from my local community radio station, 2xx fm. (more…)
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