ECU Mt Lawley open day and radio station unveiling draws 8000 people

ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman and WA Premier Mark McGowan. Photo by; Stephen Heath Photography

ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman and WA Premier Mark McGowan. Photo by; Stephen Heath Photography


MORE than 8000 people visited ECU’s Mount Lawley and WAAPA Open Day on the weekend to check out Perth’s newest radio station.

The new facilities include a on-air studio, fully equipped newsroom and teaching area, three additional radio studios, three voice-over booths and four production suites.

The studios are the latest stage in ECU’s $5 million communications and arts hub.

Channel 9’s The Block WA contestants Courtney Brown and Hans Baumgartner. Photo by: Stephen Heath Photography


School of Arts and Humanities Broadcasting co-ordinator David Smith said Radio ECU would be WA’s only station where students can produce and present their own programs.

As part of the broadcasting major in the Bachelor of Media and Communications course, students make three TV shows for commercial networks with two editions of Project WA for Channel 7 and Secret Perth for Channel 9.