RMIT Culture Partners with RISING and SYN for Student Radio Program

RMIT Culture Partners with RISING and SYN for Student Radio Program

RMIT is thrilled to continue its ongoing partnership with RISING, once again contributing to an extensive and adventurous program that promotes cultural participation through art, education and innovation.

For this year's festival, RMIT Culture has collaborated with Melbourne community radio station SYN to produce High Rise: a suite of radio programs by a hand-selected group of RMIT students.  

This initiative provides students with an extraordinary opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of radio broadcasting, gaining practical experience while promoting Melbourne's rich cultural scene. The radio shows will delve into the diverse offerings of RISING and capture why Melbourne appreciates and celebrates art and music like no other city.   

Spearheading 'High Rise' is Elizabeth McCarthy, a radio producer and event curator at RMIT Culture, Queenscliffe Literary Festival and ABC Radio Melbourne. "It's been a huge pleasure to have brought this project to life," Elizabeth says.

"Over the past six weeks, I have guided RMIT student interns from a range of disciplines including VE Screen and Media, VE Music Industry and Sound Production, Professional Communications, and Media. We have explored the process and practicalities of creating and broadcasting a one-hour radio show, which has been made possible by RMIT's partnership with Melbourne's flagship arts festival RISING, as well as support from SYN FM. It's a huge privilege to enmesh students within this partnership and watch them learn to create radio shows with such focus and diligent application. Our team can't wait to hear the results of this project come to fruition live on during June."   

Through weekly sessions and hands-on assignments with Elizabeth, students have honed their skills in radio production, interview script writing and live broadcasting. Student Darcy Holden says: "I've had lots of fun over the past seven weeks working with my fellow students and meeting new people from other degrees. Our regular weekly sessions have been a fantastic opportunity to learn the essentials of radio broadcasting, and the self-guided listening assignments have encouraged us to really think and interpret how real live radio is created. We're lucky to be able to put all of this knowledge into creating a live radio show from scratch with SYN, in partnership with RMIT and RISING. I can't wait to go live in June!"  

Listeners can look forward to interviews with local and international RISING artists, as well as local bands and artists. 

High Rise will air from 3-4pm on Thursday 6, Friday 7, Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June 2024. Tune in to SYN 90.7 or listen online.

RMIT students broadcast High Rise on SYN.

07 June 2024


07 June 2024


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