Our first program kicked off in mid-August and saw a group of young people from the surrounding housing estates each undertake a three week course run by popular PBS announcers at the PBS studios. The program was really successful, with several of the young participants planning to make a demo of a radio show and continue their learning with one on one mentoring from PBS presenters.
Access Airwaves aims to give attendees a taste of community broadcasting whilst serving to increase self confidence, networking, and encourage participation in a positive community environment. The course enables recipients to gain transferable skills in various aspects of live and pre-recorded music presentation. A second course will commence in October.
Community broadcaster PBS 106.7FM is an iconic pillar of Melbourne’s unique music and arts community. Since 1979 PBS has been a key provider of independent and diverse music. With over 80 specialist music programs ranging from soul to garage to country to jazz, PBS is dedicated to promoting and nurturing music in all its diversity.