STUDENTS from a Tamworth school were able to get a small taste of fame on Tuesday, after their talents were broadcast across the nation.
National station, Vision Christian Radio, broadcast live from Carinya Christian School, where students were able to get a first hand taste of what it was like to be on the air.
Presenters, Matt Prater and Andrew ‘Robbo’ Robinson, were on hand to share the good news stories out of Carinya with listeners across the nation, along with career advice for those close to finishing their schooling.
The stopover at Carinya was part of a tour across the region, as well as into schools and other locations on their wish list in regional Australia.
School principal David Jones said the visit from the Brisbane-based station was a great opportunity for students.
“It was a great opportunity for the kids to see how a radio station can be broadcast online, as well as through an AM channel,” Mr Jones said.
“They are doing a tour of the north-west and are going as far south as Bathurst, they’re also travelling to places including Moree and Narrabri as well.
“They like to broadcast from all different sorts of places and have broadcast from a number of different schools as far north as cairns.”
Mr Jones said during the broadcast the students were interviewed by the two presenters, along with staff members offering their take on good news around the school.
“The students were interviewed. They had a few little games that they played with them and also our year 10 elective music class sang a song.
“They had a few products to give away to the kids as well,” Mr Jones said.
“They interviewed the kids on all sorts of things from what activities they were involved in, to what they enjoyed about their school and about living in Tamworth as well.”
Students were also treated to a motivational talk from Matt Prater, who spoke to the year 11 class about his career as a radio announcer and his involvement with Vision Christian Radio.
Mr Jones said he believed the visit provided the students with more choice in terms of what was out there for them to listen to.
"I think the visit provided them with a broader awareness in terms of what is out there in relation to media choices, he said.
“There is a lot of benefit in terms of their own well being, with a lot of it being Christian-based it provides very positive influences in regards to life choices and they get a lot of benefits from that.
“It also gave them a taste of what it’s like to be on radio, with the opportunity to be on a microphone and be interviewed.”