Radio department

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

The study of radio at AUT places equal emphasis on creativity and theory. We enable students to gain the critical thinking and understanding required to place those skills within radio’s broader context.

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.

Jess Smith
Ollie Wards
Joe Burn

Contact us

Undergraduate enquiries:
bcs@aut.ac.nz

Postgraduate enquiries:
pgcommqueries@aut.ac.nz

Curriculum leader contact

Matt Mollgaard
Curriculum Leader
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 7876
matt.mollgaard@aut.ac.nz

News
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TVNZ Tower
Radio on air
PMC's David Robie
Grace Stratton
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Small budgets-new ideas
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TVNZ Tower
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Professor Wayne Hope from AUT’s School of Communications Studies says only urgent intervention can save New Zealand’s media.
Radio on air
Why radio matters so much, 100 years on
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Senior Lecturer Peter Hoar investigates why radio is still such a crucial form of communication, 100 years on.
PMC's David Robie
The human face of Iran
22 Oct, 2019
PMC's David Robie looks behind the chadors and sabre rattling to show the human face of Iran with a series on politics, travel and adventure.
Grace Stratton
Grace makes global Badass Women list
17 Jul, 2019
AUT Law and Communications student Grace Stratton joins Rihanna, Marie Kondo and Nobel prize winner in global list
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