Graduate Diploma of Radio and Podcasting students from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) are live on air until Saturday June 22nd with regional pop-up broadcast: 2NRS. With a focus on the Illawarra, the students are going to air with the latest news, local stories and community events from across the region. 

This is AFTRS’ second live broadcast of the year – after Show Radio in April – and the students are again stepping up on all fronts, running the broadcast as well as podcasts, social media and branding with 2NRS – Hits Different. 

Industry professionals from across the country are lending their support and expertise as aircheckers and mentors, including Blair Woodcock, Jase Allen, Barry Keohane, Moyra Major, Olivia Scott, Melissa Femia, Rohan Edwards, Dani Torresan and Ryan Pemberton.  

Blair Woodcock, Head of Regional Content, SCA said,

“The AFTRS Radio program, particularly the 2NRS assignment provides an immersive experience where the students use their learned skills and gain a deeper understanding of life in a real regional radio environment, both on-air, and behind the scenes. I’m thrilled to be a part of the journey, helping shape, nurture and develop the next generation of Radio professionals’ industry who will continue to make this industry great.” 

Graduate Diploma of Radio and Podcasting student Grace Cooper said,

“I’ve been doing breakfast news this week and have really enjoyed it. I have already learned so much and have had the opportunity to work closely with industry professionals who provide valuable feedback on our work. It’s been an amazing experience so far, and I am looking forward to the rest of the broadcast. Even though I’ve had to get up at 5:30am, I genuinely get excited to do breakfast news!” 

Natalie Pozdeev, Graduate Diploma of Radio and Podcasting convenor said,

Regional radio is such an important part of Australian media, and we’re thrilled to give students hands-on learning through our live broadcasts. 2NRS allows students to build skills in all aspects of audio production, content creation, news headlines and live-to-air announcing, so they’re ready with the skills that industry needs today and into the future.” 

Stream 2NRS live 8am-9pm from June 11th– 22nd via iHeartRadio.  

Follow 2NRS on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

Learn more about the Graduate Diploma of Radio and Podcasting at the upcoming Post Graduate Info Nights July 2 (in person) and 3 (online) register here.

Nine Radio live streaming snapshot May 2024

Driven by surging listenership in key shifts as well as Nine Radio’s ratings-leading sport coverage, year-on-year data shows national growth of 8%.

Sydney’s 2GB has shown incredible double-digit growth, with a 15% increase in total digital streaming listening hours (YoY), and uplift across Breakfast, Mornings, Afternoons and Drive, as well as Wide World of Sports and the Continuous Call Team rugby league coverage.

Melbourne’s 3AW has also posted a remarkable 7% increase in total listener hours (YoY)including an unassailable 46% commercial Breakfast share, and uplift across key shifts and Friday AFL.

Sport fans are also flocking to Brisbane’s 4BC, which has posted a 10% uptick (YoY) in Friday night rugby league coverage by the Continuous Call Team, and Perth’s 6PR has seen similar gains in Breakfast and Sunday AFL. 

11.03M 11.6M(up 8% YoY)

Nine Radio Head of Content, Greg Byrnes, said: “Our live audio streaming audience is surging, and as the official Olympic and Paralympic broadcaster, you can already hear the excitement building across our stations.”

“Audio delivers unmatched engagement for those iconic sporting moments and listening to us via streaming means all Australians will be able to enjoy every moment of the colour and excitement live from Paris across 2GB, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR. With a purpose built Olympic Studio and our team of commentators, reporters and hosts on the ground in Paris, we can’t wait for the games to begin!”

Nine’s Director of Sales, Total Audio, Ashley Earnshaw, said: “The scale of our digital stream listening reflects the improved listener experience through our apps and the role our content plays in the community.”

“Our audio superfans are increasingly seeking out our content on connected devices and smart speakers. Critically, for advertisers we have been able to extend our digital audio data product suite with more relevant and engaging targeting solutions, improving ROI and overall ad effectiveness.”

Source: Triton Webcast Metrics Streaming, May 1-31 2024, TLH – Total Listening Hours, Nine Radio, Unless otherwise specified