Radio and Audio Media department

From announcing to compiling on-air news, and from researching to recording and producing items for broadcast, the Radio and Audio Media department teaches performance skills as well as radio station operations and management.

Student radio

AUT's student radio station, Static 88.1FM, is run by third-year students in the Bachelor of Communication Studies in Radio.

Static 88.1 FM

Industry associations

Our staff have professional relationships with many organisations. Guest lecturers talk to our students, and key people contribute to our School Advisory Committee, like Mediaworks, NZME and NZ on Air.

Sonic Cultures Research Group

The Sonic Cultures Research Group is a multi-disciplinary research group that explores the frontiers of sound cultures across the media and society, focused on, but not limited to radio, podcasting, music, sound and the internet.

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Gavin Sinclair
Cameron Harper
Melanie Dooley
Keani Erstich-Coles
Georgia Hines

Contact us

Undergraduate enquiries:

Postgraduate enquiries:

Curriculum leader contact

Matt Mollgaard
Curriculum Leader
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 7876

Much ado about Shakespeare
Two women recording with headphones and mixer
Celebrity and indigenous voice
For the love of Thor
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Much ado about Shakespeare
Much Ado About Shakespeare
01 Nov, 2022
What role does Shakespeare play in New Zealand’s culture? Professor Barry King suggests a National Theatre could help in NZ's cultural identity crisis.
Two women recording with headphones and mixer
Share the Elevator
04 Oct, 2022
A new podcast shines a bright light on the inequities and challenges experienced by young women of colour starting their careers in Aotearoa.
Celebrity and indigenous voice
Celebrity and indigenous voice
31 Aug, 2022
The Australian PM met with Shaquille O’Neal to enlist his support for constitutional recognition for an Indigenous voice. Some question why Shaq.
For the love of Thor
For the love of Thor!
12 Jul, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder puts Marvel’s women in the spotlight. Senior Lecturer Angelique Nairn asks why Marvel still struggles with female superheroes.
Talk back cast
AUT on screen with Talkback
06 Jul, 2021
The City Campus is currently featuring on-screen with TVNZ’s new on-demand show Talkback.
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