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On the Air: AFTRS’ Radio Students Celebrate 27 Years of Show Radio

This year’s crop of Graduate Diploma in Radio students are live on the air for their first radio pop-up of the year. Show Radio, the official station for the Royal Agricultural Society’s Sydney Royal Easter Show streams live via iHeartRadio.

For the 27th year, AFTRS’ Radio students are broadcasting live, on-site for the duration of the Show, producing and presenting live programs, keeping us up to date with this year’s competitions and, for the first time, presenting two podcast series as part of a brand-new pop-up designed to capture the stories of the people drawn to the Show every year.

Highlighting the Royal Agricultural Society’s rich heritage in supporting locals and bringing communities together, the station will celebrate the importance of rural life, especially the essential role that farmers and other primary producers play in putting food on our tables. The students will be interviewing the Show’s winners, performers, and representatives of the various clubs and societies that make up the rich fabric of this annual event.


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The station’s music programming is 100% country music, with an emphasis on Australian artists, and students will be capturing the sights and sounds of the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

To go alongside the on-air programming, students will be capturing, writing and publishing content on the Show Radio website each day.

“The Sydney Royal Easter show is a unique and content-rich event that provides so many interesting opportunities for students creating live programs, podcasts and online audio. The learning that takes place over the next two weeks, lasts a lifetime.”

- Fyona Smith, AFTRS’ Head of Radio

You can listen daily from 7.00 am – 6.00 pm on iHeart Radio, via Show Radio’s website or on 107.9FM.

Show Radio will be live and running until Monday April 12.

Find out more about this year’s edition and meet the team here. Keep up with all things Show Radio on AFTRS Radio’s Facebook and Instagram pages.