SYN is a Naarm/Melbourne based community radio station providing media broadcasting and training opportunities to young people. We believe young people should be creators, not just consumers of media, that they are the experts of their own experiences and should have ownership over all parts of SYN.
Each year, SYN supports 300+ volunteers under the age of 26 to produce the radio, TV and online media that matters to them. This is in addition to the 3,500 school students who take part in SYN’s Media Learning programs annually.
You can find SYN on:
Radio: SYN 90.7
SYN operates a full-time community broadcasting license and can be heard throughout Naarm/Melbourne on FM and digital radio. We stream live from our website (see that fancy audio player at the top of this page? hit play!). SYN’s radio content is as diverse as its volunteers, and programming rotations occur five times a year.
SYN TV and Screen
SYN is currently produces one hour of live youth television each week for Channel 31 Melbourne and a diverse range of online video content. SYN’s flagship TV show, 1700 broadcasts three nights a week 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, videos 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 school students and various community groups to offer training through innovative peer-to-peer programs.
So Get Involved!
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!
SYN creates opportunities for all young people with various lived experiences to participate in its community.
SYN works to build a culture and community for young people of all different backgrounds to participate.
Young people run SYN – our media creation, our training, our governance and our leadership.
SYN gives the space for young people to drive creativity, take risks and learn.
SYN is an independently run and funded media organisation, where young people can make content that is relevant to them.
Acknowledgement of Country
SYN Media acknowledges and pays respect to the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the Eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands the SYN office and studios stand. SYN Media respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.
SYN Media also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Lands and Waters across Australia where our content reaches and on which SYN partner organisations stand. Sovereignty has not been ceded and no treaty has been signed.