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Want to become an Announcer?

Since PBS' first official broadcast in December 1979, from the Prince of Wales St Kilda, PBS has become a Melbourne music institution. We are a specialist music radio station, with a vision to amplify under-represented music and support the local music community. If you would like to volunteer as a PBS announcer, feel you'd be a musical fit, and have a great idea that fits our strategic direction, we encourage you to apply for the PBS announcer course. 

Topics covered include:

1. A background on PBS 106.7FM
2. Introduction to radio /writing for radio
3. Radio voice /presentation
4. Interviewing/broadcast law
5. Planning a program/technical skills
6. Programming on PBS /using the studio
7. Preparation for making a demo

After completing the course, students are encouraged to book studio time during PBS office hours
(Monday to Friday 10am-6pm) to master their new skills, and create a demo to submit to the Program Manager.


Interested in participating in the course?

We run small group training sessions (4 classes over 4 weeks + an independently booked studio practise) at our Collingwood Yards Studios 6:30-8:30pm on the below dates.


2024 Class Dates 

Wednesdays in March 6/3, 13/3, 20/3, 27/3  - class filled
Mondays in April 8/4, 15/4, 22/4, 29/4  - class filled
Wednesdays in June 5/6, 12/6, 19/6, 26/6 
Mondays in July 1/7, 8/7, 15/7, 22/8
Wednesdays in August 7/8, 14/8, 21/8, 28/5
Mondays in September 2/9, 9/9, 16/9, 23/9
Wednesdays in October 2/10, 9/10, 16/10, 23/10
Wednesdays in November 6/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11


If you would like to express your interest in the 2024 dates please email


Course Fees


We have limited training opportunities so applications will be reviewed by the Program Manager. We prioritise people who want to make a music-focused radio show as we are a music community radio station.   For further enquiries or an application form please email the announcer course coordinator at