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NZBS Launches The Garage 96.1 – 2019 Ara Student Radio Station
Students who are interested in a career in radio are encouraged to do three things. Take a look at their webpage, tune their dials to 96.1 and to “like” The Garage Facebook page as they run competitions and promotions: https://www.facebook.com/thegarage96.1/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
The radio station changes format every year with each incoming Year 2 cohort. Towards the end of their year one they start researching the demographic and content they want to pitch for. In March an industry panel comes and three teams pitch their ideas and our industry stakeholders decide on which innovative idea appeals to them. Once the format is decided it is then full steam ahead for all the students to sell advertising, create content, set up the shows and the production needs, start digital promotions and contemplate outdoor promotions to come in the 9 weeks of broadcast. It is all totally student run and they transform into human beings with really amazing skills.