Radio program giving voice to young people in the region

Young people living in Broken Hill will have a bigger voice and the skills to lead their own radio show or podcast when an exciting youth program takes place later this month.

Broken Hill City Council will partner with West Darling Arts, 2DRY FM and The Betoota Advocate to mentor and deliver workshops for young people interested in media, radio and broadcasting as part of the NSW Regional Youth Radio Program .

The Betoota Advocate is an Australian satirical news website and digital media company publishing international, national and local news stories with a comedic twist on hot topics and broader social observations.

The workshops will provide Broken Hill youth with the opportunity to develop skills to lead their own radio show or podcast, supporting the next generation of broadcasters and podcasters.

“A lot of people know the work of the Betoota Advocate and how they portray a strong rural voice in a fun way.” said Dionne Devlin, the council’s community development officer.

The workshops will take place over two days, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2022.

The first session will include media and podcast training and the second will see participants interview people involved in the fun YMCA Desert Dash race, with content created by participants, receiving airtime on the community radio station 2DRY FM.

“I encourage any young person interested in media and projecting the voice of Broken Hill youth to sign up and come along. It will be a fun and relaxed weekend.

“It is important for us to support our young people and increase their participation in activities that strengthen their opportunities to have their voices heard, as well as their connection and their belonging to our communities.”

The workshops will be free, but places are limited. Young people aged 25 to 30 can also register, but priority will be given first to those aged 16 to 24.

Workshop registrations can be completed online here.

The NSW Regional Youth Radio Program is an initiative of the Regional Youth Bureau and administered by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.

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