The search is almost over for the best voices to take over the reigns of the MUT Radio Station when it launches on 16 June. With the Radio Station complete and ready to be equipped next week, the MarComms Team has begun to assemble the dream team that will represent the MUT brand. The MarComms team listened to more than 60 voice note auditions sent by students in response to a call for radio volunteers posted on MUT Facebook. “We are still in awe. Little did we know that there is so much talent. The students are so clued up in broadcast radio, something we did not expect given new media opportunities available across various channels”, said Zama Sishi, director: Stakeholder Relations Management who was part of a team that shortlisted the many auditions received from students. “From the auditions, we were able to shortlist a good pool who will now be invited to the next stage of the screening process. A media consultancy, who will manage the day-to-day operations of the radio station has put together a customised training programme for the shortlisted students. The training is scheduled for next week and will include guiding the students on how to position MUT and become ambassadors of the institution whether they made the cut or not. Just by raising their hands and submitting the audition, the shortlisted students have scored a wonderful opportunity to receive training that would have cost them not less than R17 000 per week”, said Zama. “The creativity that our students brought during auditions has instilled a lot of hope on the talent we have among students. This talent must be harnessed by everyone. No one knew that MUT which does not have a journalism or media qualification, can pull off such a huge project”, said Mbali Mkhize, senior director MarComms.