TEENAGERS and young adults in Warrnambool will have their own broadcast platform after the launch of a new community digital radio channel today.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull will today launch the SYN Nation service, aiming to bring together programming produced and presented by young people around Australia, starting with Warrnambool, Gippsland, Byron Bay, Canberra and Hobart.
“Young people are at the forefront of new technology and SYN Nation is a great example of that,” Mr Turnbull said.
“This project is innovative in the way it uses digital and online media and will help amplify the diverse voices of young people across this country.”
The station aims to offer young people living in all corners of the country a platform for their perspectives to be heard at a national level, as well as the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of media.
Warrnambool’s media production will be led by Sam Maloney, 20, in partnership with 3WAY FM.
While in high school Mr Moloney presented a radio show on 3WAY FM and afterwards completed an Introduction to Radio course at Melbourne Radio School.
SYN Nation will broadcast on digital radio to Melbourne-wide audiences and stream nationally at syn.org.au, with additional digital media content including videos and podcasts contributed regularly by each regional community.
Developed by Melbourne-based community youth broadcaster SYN Media, the service has been driven by young leaders based at local community radio stations in each region.