RMIT SYN-FM Radio Tour: the city school

Academy VCE VET Creative and Digital Media classes recently visited ‘SYN’ Radio Station at RMIT, Melbourne.

After a short walk to the radio station, we were given an overview of SYN (Student Youth Network) Radio and what it does. The students then listened to some sample radio programs and discussed what goes into making a program interesting and marketable. They then elected a part of the program they wished to make and created segments for our own show, within a time frame of 12 minutes. After completion, students moved to the studio and began recording. The immediacy of the medium was challenging and exciting.

The opportunity to experience ‘hands on’ some of the inner workings of a radio station was the highlight of the tour.