Bendigo / Fancy hearing yourself on the radio? A local station wants to put you on the air!

Bendigo / Fancy hearing yourself on the radio? A local station wants to put you on the air!

Did you know there’s a buzzing little community radio station just a short distance from the Bendigo campus?

Phoenix FM first went to air in 2008, and with a new licence under its belt, it’s staying put for a while longer!

The station airs a variety of music shows, as well as programs about sport, Indigenous Australia, religion and LGBTI life.

Now they’d love to add a radio news service – and that’s where you come in!

The station thinks it’d be great to get La Trobe University students onto the radio to produce and read a local news bulletins.

Us folks here at MyLaTrobe would have to agree (just quietly, one of our team used to read the news on radio for a living!)

Getting behind the mic would not only be great for students with an interest in the media or journalism, but for students from all disciplines who can see a benefit from having the experience of live broadcast.

And if the news isn’t great for you, then why not offer to back-fill a shift for a few hours, or even take on a weekly program about your area of interest?

Usually, being involved with Phoenix FM comes at a small cost for membership, but the committee is excited that students who do get involved in the news service wouldn’t have to pay a dime!

There’s no specific timeslot in mind just yet, so it could work around your availability. The same goes for how frequently the bulletins air: it all depends on your capacity.

So, is your interest piqued? If so, here’s what you should do: Get in touch with Phoenix FM committee member Jan Nolan on email address jano.nolan@gmail.com!

We can’t wait to hear your dulcet tones on the Bendigo airwaves.

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