AFTRS has rolled-out a radio training workshop in four regions of Australia, working with Indigenous broadcasters to provide training and to develop an understanding of, and connection with, local audiences.
We are also working with them to raise mid level broadcast skills in announcing and presentation
May 4 -7
AFTRS Indigenous Radio Training Initiative at TEABBA
The first workshop, held in Darwin at TEABBA (Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association), brought BRACS workers from Tiwi Shire and West Arnhem Shire to Darwin to attended a four day course.
The AFTRS radio team was impressed by the enthusiasm and eagerness of the participants to develop their skills and broadcasting knowledge and the workshops proved highly successful.
Don Bayliss, General Manager of TEABBA advised that the participants "returned to their communities eager to utilize the new skills they had acquired through the workshop....I believe the incentive was a huge success".
Numbers: 10 People
Participants from Tiwi Shire: Malcom Wilson, Andy Moreen, Jedda Puruntatameri,Ron Poantimilui
From West Arnhem Shire:Solomon Imeragainyan, Stephen Bunn, Russel Agalara, Chris Sparsi, Terry Pascoe, Matthew Cooper
Lecturers: Kim Becherand, Mark Bin Bakar and Pauline Clague (Tiwi only)
Some words from Participants:
"AFTRS showed me lots of things that I've never trained
before, gave me more deadly ideas and respected me as my own leader
to my community."
"Attending the AFTRS course was rewarding and I have a good
understanding of what Media is about and power. I have to empower
other people in the Community."
June 7 - 8
AFTRS Indigenous Radio Training Initiative at Rockhampton
This workshop was held at the Dreamtime Cultural Centre in Rockhampton. Three stations from the region sent people to the workshop: 4US FM in Rockhampton, 4US MOB FM in Cherbourg and 4MOB FM in Mt Isa.
The primary objective of this workshop was to refresh current broadcasting skills and promote a stations profile in the community through promotions and sponsorship. All stations were eager to network with other stations in the region, thus pooling resources, strengths and content.
MT ISA: Jacob Takurit, Desmond Joseph, Soraya Johnston, Ruby Shivola, Deliza Lui
ROCKY: Daniel Kylie, Cynthia Hopkins , Rachael Backo, Steven Conlon and Ana Kylie
CHERBOURG: Harold Chapman Jnr, Larissa Blair, Jeanette Brown and Kalchiri Jacobs.
Lecturers: Mitchell Smart & Phill Cullen
Some words from Participants:
"The AFTRS course has really opened my mind and improved my skills as a broadcaster" Jacob Takurit
"I Loved it! Made me change my mind on leaving radio"
"Our AFTRS training was a lot of fun, has taught me
a lot of new skills and will make me a better Radio announcer.
Mitch and Phil are Great teachers."
"I would highly recommend AFTRS to other people
working in the broadcasting/radio industry."
June 16 - 17
AFTRS Indigenous Radio Training Initiative at Port Augusta
This workshop was done in conjunction with radio station Umeewarra Media. The station has had issues in trying to draw new people in and thus this was a chance to both train existing personnel and explore the interest of younger community members.
Our lecturer found that having all station personnel at once enabled them to apply outcomes immediately. It also enabled us to tailor the workshop immediately to address specific local needs.
NUMBERS: 11 Participants
PARTICIPANTS: Vince Coulthard, Sue Butler, Dwaylene Brown, Samantha Lee, Gayle Mather, Allan Murray, Lavene Ngatokorua, Rehanna Coulthard, Kahran McKenzie and Bradley Amos
LECTURER: Mitch Smart
Some words from Station Manager Gayle Mather:
"The two days training were excellent. We got so much out of it as individuals - as a staff and as an organisation. I can't thank you enough - it was brilliant, there is a new enthusiasm in the staff that is truly amazing. Mitch is a great trainer full of energy and enthusiasm for the topics covered. It was so good to see our young Aboriginal broadcasters blossom over the two days and to hear them say they are looking forward to tomorrow when they can try out their new skills"
Image: Photo of a recent TEABBA workshop in
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