SYN marks 10 years on air

For immediate release
Thursday 24 January
Media personalities from the likes of ABC 3, Network Ten, Triple M, Fox FM, SEN, Triple R, 3AW and Crikey will return to SYN this weekend for a special two day broadcast celebrating the youth-run community broadcaster’s 10th year of permanent broadcasting.

January 28, 2013 marks 10 years on air for the organisation, and will be commemorated from 9am, Sunday January 27, wrapping up at 8pm on Monday January 28 through the Back to SYN broadcast.
The broadcast kicks off with special guest Ella Hooper, who will feature on breakfast program Toasted. Ella Hooper helped launch SYN on January 28, 2003.
Other programming includes The Wind Up, SYN’s daily drive program broadcast during 2005 and 2006. The program will air at 3pm on Sunday and be hosted by SYN alumni Conor Ayres (ABC 3), Ben Lewis (Network Ten) and Vaya Pashos (Media freelancer). See the full programming line up.

ABC 3 Talent Producer, Conor Ayres, says she is looking forward to getting the old team back together.

“SYN was such a great place to get experience in media and meet other young people who not only wanted to get into the industry, but who were passionate about making great radio for 12-25 year olds. It’s so exciting to see where we all are now and be able to reminisce together on The Wind Up,” says Ayres.

Back to SYN producer Dylan Leach, also a Triple M panel operator, says the programming line up is going to be jam-packed as former volunteers working across all industries return to host their old shows.

“We’ve got about 40 people coming back to relive their old programs across the two days and they’re all bringing something different to the mix. It’s no doubt going to be a real radio highlight for the Australia Day weekend,” says Leach.

SYN General Manager Tahlia Azaria says the returning broadcasters will be some of the first to go to air from the station’s brand new studios, which are being officially launched on January 30.

“With the help of our former broadcasters, the wider community and philanthropic support we’ve been able to upgrade the equipment in our two radio studios and we’ve built a third. This is huge for SYN and we’re so excited to be able to share it with the people who helped make it happen,” says Azaria.

Listeners can tune in to Back to SYN on 90.7FM or digital radio in Melbourne or stream online at between 9am, Sunday 27 January until 8pm, Monday 28 January.

SYN provides training and broadcast opportunities to over 1000 people aged 12 to 26 every year.

For more information contact Tahlia Azaria, SYN General Manager on 9925 4788 or [email protected].

January 17th 2013
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