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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 nurture, inspire and champion Melbourne's diverse music community. If you would like to make a music radio program, are a musical fit, or would like to hear PBS progressively expand its sounds and it’s your dream to be a volunteer announcer, we encourage you to apply for the PBS announcer course. 

Topics covered include:

1. A background on PBS106.7FM
2. Introduction to radio/writing for radio
3. Radio voice/presentation
4. Interviewing/broadcast law
5. Planning a program/technical skills
6. Programming on PBS106.7FM/using the studio
7. Preparation for making a demo

After completing the course, students are encouraged to book studio time during PBS106.7FM 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.


2023 Class Dates

July Wednesdays  5/7, 12/7, 19/7, 26/7 6:30pm-8:30pm @PBS @Collingwood Yards
August Mondays 7/8, 14/8, 21/8, 28/8 6:30pm-8:30pm @PBS @Collingwood Yards
September Wednesdays 6/9, 13/9, 20/9, 27/9 6:30pm-8:30pm @PBS @Collingwood Yards
October Mondays 2/10, 9/10, 16/10, 23/10 6:30pm-8:30pm @PBS @Collingwood Yards
November Wednesdays 1/11, 8/11, 15/11, 22/11 6:30pm-8:30pm @PBS @Collingwood Yards


Course Fees



For further enquiries or an application form please email the announcer course coordinator at


Please note: We have limited training opportunities so applications will be reviewed by the Program Manager. We will be prioritising people who want to make a music-focused radio show as we are a music community radio station.