Future radio stars to train on new kit April 2, 2014 From left to right, Karito Viviana, Michael Done and Rony Ronald Radio presenters of the future will be sharpening up their broadcasting skills in Murdoch University’s brand new digital radio studios later this month. Participants in the Community Broadcasters Training Course, jointly run by Radio Fremantle and the University, have previously trained on analog equipment. But studio refurbishments will see the latest batch of students gain valuable experience on Murdoch’s new state-of-the-art kit. Course leader Michael Done, from the University’s Media Arts Centre said: “This new equipment gives our students a taste of the real thing. Virtually all modern studios are using networked digital technology now.” “The equipment radically simplifies procedures for students, which is especially helpful for beginners joining us on this course.” Mr Done said the seven week course equips enthusiastic and aspiring radio presenters with the skills and knowledge they need to present their own programs live to air. “We cover the essentials of style, voice, scripting, interviewing, studio operation, communication principles and broadcasting law on the course,” added Mr Done, who is Murdoch University’s Studio Operations Manager. “Our students come from all walks of life and range in age from 17 to 70. They require no prior on-air experience, just an interest and enthusiasm to be involved in radio.” Radio Fremantle manager Ted Walker said several recent graduates from the course, which has been running for 14 years, had gone onto professional careers with major stations. “Corbin Middlemas, an award-winning sports broadcaster with the ABC, began the course when he was still at school. Anne Odong is working for SBS Melbourne and Brett Sprigg is producing Grandstand on the ABC,” he said. Recent course graduate Karito Viviana, who co-presents a bilingual Latin American show on Radio Fremantle with fellow former student Rony Ronald, said they were constantly applying skills learnt on the course. “Without learning the technical and regulatory skills from doing the course, our show would have remained a dream,” she said. The next Community Broadcasters Training Course begins on April 22, with sessions twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings until June 5. The course costs $330. To enrol, applicants should send an email with the subject line ‘Training Course’ to firstname.lastname@example.org. They must include their name and contact details. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: email@example.com Categories: General, Teaching and Learning, Future Students, International students, School of Arts Tags: abc radio, broadcasting course, digital radio studios, michael done, radio fremantle Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!