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Training & Participation Opportunities
There are two training and participation opportunities on offer through the YouthFM project. Young people can join the On Air team, or the Outside Broadcast Broad (OB) team.
The YouthFM radio show is aired weekly, Thursdays 4-5pm on Three D Radio, 93.7fm. Young people wanting to become a presenter on YouthFM participate in the Radio Production and Induction training, which is offered once a year, at no cost, usually during the July school holidays. Participants must be between 15 and 25 years old.
This training provides participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to join the YouthFM On Air team become presenters and producers of the show. Once they have completed their training, presenter's will be rostered on at least once per month and progress through three stages of On Air learning, similar to the stages of getting a driver's licence - L Plates, P Plates, and Graduates.
YouthFM Radio Feature Training workshops are held, at no cost, throughout the year during school holidays, for young people aged 15 to 25 years. This training focuses on vox pop interviews and outside broadcasting. The workshop provide the necessary skills and knowledge to enable young people to join the YouthFM Outside Broadcast team.
The OB team members create radio documentaries and features that are aired on the YouthFM show. Features may be journalistic in style, focusing on youth or community issues, or they may be more music and event focuses, with team members heading out to 'cover' music, community and Council events.
This team is more flexible than the On Air team, as members can produce as many features as they like, whenever they choose, depending on their schedules and interests. OB team members can also be interviewed on live radio about their documentaries by the On Air team.
What's the point?
YouthFM provides an excellent opportunity for young people to develop and demonstrate transferable sills that increase their employability. These may include public speaking, written and verbal communication skills, time management, working as part of a team, leadership skills, the ability to work independently, and take feedback constructively.
Many presenters report increased confidence, social networks and clarity in future direction through their involvement in the program. YouthFM may also act as a stepping stone to other leisure or career pursuits in the radio and media industries, and presenters will receive information about how to take the next step where applicable.
In addition, a graduation ceremony is held each year to celebrate presenter's skills and achievements and present awards for 'Show of the Year', and 'Feature of the Year'. The celebration also serves to welcome newly trained presenters, and farewell presenters who are exiting the program.
How to get involved
People aged 12-25 years who live, work, study or spend time in the Cities of Burnside, Campbelltown, Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Prospect and Walkerville are invited to get involved in the YouthFM project. To register your interest, download the application form to the right, or contact your local Youth Development officer at the appropriate council:
City of Burnside: 8366 4109
City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters: 8366 4603
City of Campbelltown: 8366 9213
City of Prospect & Town of Walkerville: 8342 8041