AFTRS’ Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcasting students are live on 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, is streaming live daily on iHeartRadio Australia until Tuesday 19 April.
For the 28th year, AFTRS’ Radio students are broadcasting live, on-site for the duration of the Show, producing and presenting live programs, keeping listeners 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.
The station’s music programming is 100% country music, emphasising 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 publishing articles and podcasts on the Show Radio website each day.
“The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a unique and content-rich event that provides many interesting opportunities for students to create live programs, podcasts, and online content, bringing a little of the country to the city. The intensive learning that takes place over the next two weeks lasts a lifetime, as does the appreciation of country music.”
- Natalie Pozdeev, AFTRS’ Program Convenor, Radio and Podcasting
You can listen daily from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm online on the Show Radio website, via the iHeartRadio app, on desktop and Smart devices like Apple TV or smart speaker, the iHeartRadio website or on 107.9FM.
Show Radio will be on air until Tuesday, 19 April 2022.
iHeartRadio, the world’s fastest-growing digital audio service, was launched by ARN to the Australian market in 2013. ARN’s iHeartRadio is a free, all-in-one radio, music streaming, podcast and live events platform available to Australians in every state. In addition to being able to access their favourite music from around the globe, audiences can access their favourite stations in Australia from ARN, the ABC, SBS, and stations from New Zealand and the USA.