Leading media technology training institute joins forces with Energy Groove Radio
28th August 2012
Leading media technology training institute SAE Sydney has collaborated with music radio station, Energy Groove Radio, with eight students taking charge of shows being broadcast to 41 countries worldwide.
Broadcasting live from SAE Institute Sydney, Energy Groove is currently expanding its local and international program. SAE students are involved in programs featuring new music, celebrity interviews, industry insights and entertainment reviews. Energy Groove has eight trained SAE students on-air and four in-training, preparing to commence broadcasting in November.
SAE Sydney will also be unveiling four new audio studios in the next few months fitted with dedicated mix rooms, dual control rooms, mixing decks and mastering outboard equipment.
Bachelor of Audio Production students Jennifer McKenzie and Liam Christenson host the SAE Top Twenty Countdown and Jared Begsma runs the In A Funk segment on Friday nights.
Bachelor of Audio Engineering students Tegan Nicholls and Ryan Steenson also have regular shows. Tegan runs Upcycle which combines music and celebrity interviews and Be Heard is Ryan's Saturday night music show.
Certificate III in Music student Brent Cox is a DJ and Presenter on Electric, an electronic music program. Electronic Music Production student Victor Landeo hosts Latino Mix on Saturday nights. Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment (Major in Games Design) student Richard Doyle runs Rewind Mix on Tuesday nights.
SAE Institute and Qantm College Sydney Campus Manager Jens Schroeder said the collaboration with the radio station was very exciting and beneficial to SAE.
"It's a fantastic opportunity, not only in terms of being able to broadcast students' work, but also being able to expose them to the workings of an international radio station," Mr Schroeder said.
Energy Groove broadcasts across Australia and internationally to countries such as France, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The station is aiming to have full broadcast coverage in United States (which is a current licence restriction in Australia) in the near future and global coverage by mid 2013.
Energy Groove Managing Director and Owner Freddy El Turk said Energy Groove's vision is to be a unique global radio station with a student niche focus.
"The SAE collaboration has allowed talented up-and-coming students to be given a voice on radio and develop the skills they are currently studying," he said. "This student focus will encourage a global community of students to login and listen to an excellent variety of music, talk shows and educational material."
Mr El Turk said that in addition to the industry specific focus for SAE students globally, students will have the opportunity to be involved with the Energy Groove on the Move, a set of road shows from different locations around Australia.
SAE Australia and New Zealand Colleges are located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Byron Bay, Perth and Auckland. There are also SAE campuses located worldwide in Europe, North America, Asia, Middle East and Africa. SAE is part of the Navitas Group, an Australian global education leader.