SYN Alumni – Where are they now? (Jack Crane)


StarO – Station Manager, 2RRR – Content Coordinator, 2SER – Presenter, 2Day – Panel Operator)

What did you get up to during your time at SYN?

At SYN I was lucky enough to be involved in a number of things. First an foremost I began my time by contributing toThe Hoist doing the online find, after which I progressed to hosting solo once a week.

Then after the SYN police discovered I hadn’t had radio training I met new best friend Lexie Lagerwey during a training course. Over a few iced-coffees and beers at the local we decided it best we take over the world of SYN so tried just about every show under the sun, even Panorama.

I was also the radio manager for a hot minute before making the move to Sydney.

Do you have a stand-out memory of SYN?

SYN camp 2010. I got to see 1700 EP Sophie Woods attempt to ride the bus home after a night that ended inbunk beds being rearranged, Panorama EP Nick Toscano bring a (‘beverage’) into the spa bath to share with fellow SYNers and was introduced to TV Manager Tim Kennedy.

Plus we spoke about the development of community radio and improving SYN.

Where did your SYN experience take you?

My experiences took me into alleyways before gigs at the Workers Club, spur of the moment house parties after and on stage at Cherry Bar after a successful SYN Awards.

Professionally they allowed me to meet some incredible volunteers, network with industry professionals and landed me my current job.

Any advice for current young SYN media makers?

SYN is a media organisation, not just a radio station, TV show or training ground.

Use all that you have at your disposal to gain as much experience as you can because it’s all vital in furthering you in a career down the track.

June 6th 2014
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