SYN is a media organisation run by a community of young people that provides broadcasting and training opportunities for young Australians. We believe young people should be creators, not just consumers of media.
Each year, SYN supports over 400 volunteers under the age of 26 to produce the radio, TV and online media that matters to them. This is in addition to the 3500 school students who take part in SYN’s Media Learning programs.
SYN’s current operations include:
Radio: SYN 90.7 (FM) and SYN Nation (digital)
SYN operates a full-time community broadcasting license and can be heard throughout Melbourne on FM and digital radio. Both stations stream live from our website (see that fancy audio player at the top of this page? hit play!), with SYN 90.7 focusing on Melbourne content and SYN Nation giving a voice to young people from right across Australia. SYN’s radio content is as diverse as its volunteers, and rotates five times a year.
SYN TV and Screen
SYN is currently produces five hours of live youth television each week for Channel 31 Melbourne and a diverse range of online video content. Up to 15,600 people watch SYN’s flagship TV show, 1700, each weeknight on C31.
SYN manages syn.org.au, an interactive online community for people under the age of 26 to exhibit, distribute and share their content. SYN Features captures blogs, podcast, vlogs and other online-only content produced by SYN volunteers.
SYN Media Learning
SYN Media Learning provides media education experiences for young Australians and those who work with young Australians. Media Learning is SYN’s core business, offering media training to young people in Melbourne through hands-on radio and new media workshops. Each year SYN works with 4000 school students and various community groups to offer training through innovative peer-to-peer programs.
SYN Production Services
SYN Production Services provides organisations with fee-for-service screen and sound productions that draw on, expand and recognise the talent of SYN’s young media-makers.
To be a volunteer at SYN, you must be aged 12-25 and be an active member of the organisation (become a member here). Being a member gives you opportunities to participate in SYN’s training, media making and behind-the-scenes activities. Want to volunteer? Find out how to Get Involved!