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Young Brock is Radio Host at 3RPC

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 09:25

Radio Host  RPC


Young Portland Secondary College Student and 3RPC radio host might turn pro some day.


Which is more fun, speedway, motor-cross or radio announcing? Or all of the above? That's the delightful dilemma facing 13 year old Brock Pengilly of Portland Secondary College, one of the newest (and youngest) presenters on community radio 3RPC-FM.  Brock, whose show goes to air every Thursday afternoon at 4pm, has settled in well to playing his favourite music on air after three months getting used to the operating board, and the sound of his own voice on the radio.

"There was an announcement at school about opportunities for young presenters at 3RPC, so I decided to give it a go," Brock said.  "I got training from Viv Aroin and especially from my grandmother Jenny Collins, who is already a presenter at the station.  The hardest part was learning to operate the board, but now I think it's going well.  I have to remember what all the slides are for, and avoid dead air."

Ms. Collins, who supervises his on-air sessions due to his youth, agrees.  "He is really improving, with more confidence now," she said.  "It's not hard for him to get organised anymore.  But I do notice that he gets even better whenever I leave the room.  I try to go in the studio only if it sounds like he might need some help."

Brock's program came from the handful of CD's he  owns,  plus a few more he borrows.  "I get to choose all the music," he said, "from songs I know".  Radio has to compete with schoolwork on weekends, and Brock's other passions motor-cross and speedway, which he enjoys during visits to Bordertown, S.A.

"I might want to be a professional radio DJ some day," he said. "It's a bit early to tell for sure."


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VCD International Career Development Award

Thursday, 11 December 2014 08:14



VCD International Career Development Award

Elise Travers with her logo hand picked by legendary Chef, Thierry Marx.


Budding graphic designer Elise Travers has received a significant endorsement from French chef and molecular gastronomist Thierry Marx, with her logo design hand-picked by the legendary chef as part of Shared Tables. Elise designed the logo as part of her VCE Visual Communication class, and she was one of two in her class whose image was sent directly to the world renowned chef in Paris for his final say. The logo is now used in print and online as part of the Thierry Marx Career Development Award for Apprentice Chef’s. The Thierry Marx Career Development Award provides the opportunity for two Victorian apprentice chefs, to travel to Paris, France and work under the guidance of Thierry Mar, dual Michelin starred chef at his restaurant, Sur Mesure, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Paris.For Elise, the recognition from such a highly touted source is unbelievable."He liked the simplicity and uniqueness of the logo," Elise said.Much like a professional graphic designer, Elise and her class worked from a rigorous design brief under a strict timeline. "The process took about three weeks from inception to the final piece."The design brief was very specific; it needed to be simple, circular and fit in with the rest of his logos.Understandably, Elise also scored quite high for her work in the class outcome too.With an endorsement from the world’s highest paid chef, Elise’s has taken a huge first step toward her dream of becoming a graphic designer. Winners are grinners.


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