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Radio Training

RTRFM runs an introductory radio training course. If you want to learn how to become a radio presenter then this is your starting point. We offer one course for those who wish to become presenters on RTRFM.

Training Course

Designed for entry level learners with no previous radio experience and learners with some level of experience in broadcasting.

Taught by Sarah Tout who is a certified Radio Trainer, Murdoch University Radio Tutor and Drastic on Plastic presenter, and Daniel Cleary, Broadcast Graduate, former Morning Magazine presenter and Albany Advertiser Journalist. We offer a two hour a week, six week course in basic broadcast training. This training covers:


One Community Radio and RTRFM – an overview of the history and structure of RTRFM and a general overview of the Community Radio Sector in Australia.


Programming and Music – RTRFM’s Music Coordinator will speak about RTRFM’s Music Policy and how best to put a show together. RTRFM’s Marketing and Events Coordinator will discuss how we promote ourselves beyond the airwaves.


Presenting and Scripting –  A run down on how to script a show as well as how to create a radio P=persona. To understand your audience and what they want from you as a presenter.


Interviewing – A basic introduction to interviewing techniques and running a successful interview.


How Radio Works and Editing – Our Broadcast Engineer Stan Fotinos will give you the basic on how radio reaches your ear. He will also give you technical look at the studio and you will also learn basic editing skills.


Where to? – RTRFM’s Operations Manager Chris Wheeldon will tell you where to from here. Becoming a member, becoming a presenter, rules and regulations of the station and expectations of volunteer presenters.


Application Form

The course costs $300 full-price and $250 for students, and run throughout the week and on weekends at the RTRFM office in Mt Lawley. Get in touch with Chris Wheeldon for more info on the when the next courses are scheduled

The RTRFM Training course is designed to teach you how to broadcast on RTRFM and is offered to everyone no matter what your experience. It is station policy that everyone who broadcasts goes through the course.

The course is now completely full for 2016 and there is a long waiting list. In order for us to know a little bit more about you before committing to the training course, please complete the below form to be placed onto the waiting list.

Please note, you may not be placed onto a session until 2017. We ask for your patience.

Once a session is allocated to you, we ask for a $50 deposit to hold you space. This will then be valid for six months and is none refundable if you pull out of your session.

If you have any further questions please contact Chris Wheeldon ( or Sarah Tout (

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