New Lecturers Join RTI!

sarah maree and jack laurence
RTI is excited to announce two brand new lecturers joining us for our Advanced Radio Course!

Jack Laurence, who you might know as JK, is the anchor for Hughesy and Kate, and hosts the iHeartRadio Countdown on the KIIS Network. Jack has worked in the radio industry for the past decade, starting in community radio on the Gold Coast. After 12 months, he decided it was time to get paid to do what he was loving, and moved to Lismore to work at ZZZ FM as the drive announcer and audio producer.

After a year and a half he took a leap of faith and give up his full time job to take on the role of on air floater between Sea FM Gold Coast and B105 Brisbane. Sea FM on the Gold Coast is where he would spend the next 6 years of his radio career; in this time, he would work mid dawns, weekends, produce a national regional drive show and weekend TV show The Benchwarmers, and fill in across all timeslots on air.

Eventually, he became the 12-4pm presenter for four years, winning back to back ACRAs for Best Music Personality 2011 & 2012. At the end of 2014 he was asked to move to Adelaide to anchor the new breakfast show on the soon to become Hit107, and after 12 months he moved back to the Gold Coast and took a year away from radio.

At the beginning of 2017, he returned to radio, joining Hugshey and Kate on the KIIS Network and hosting the iHeartRadio Countdown on Sunday nights.

Sarah Maree Cameron discovered her love for broadcasting at SYN in Year 7, which eventually led to her completing a Diploma of Screen and Media (Radio & TV) as well as a Graduate Diploma of Arts (Commercial Radio) after finishing school. In June 2007 she travelled to Canada for her first commercial radio gig on Mountain FM in Canmore, Alberta. Six months later she returned home to become Nova 100’s weekend announcer and an assistant on Nova Nights.

Sarah Maree’s passion for radio has seen her travel widely for gigs in breakfast on Star FM Warrigal and K-Rock in Geelong, drive with Hot 100 Darwin, and a national show on SCA in 2010.

Six months later Sarah Maree moved to Albury to host a national show on Truck Radio, which earned her an ACRA for Best Networked Program. In October 2011 she joined Sea FM Central Coast where she honed her skills as an MC and voice over artist. 12 months later she left the radio station to pursue this career full time.

In 2013, Sarah Maree returned to NOVA 100 as weekend announcer before being offered the afternoon gig. You will also find her engaged in multiple community groups and events, as Sarah Maree is the Ambassador for the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation and Endometriosis Australia.

With a love of sports, Sarah Maree has presented live to camera reports to crowds of more than 95,000 people as the Live Television Host for the A League’s Central Coast Mariners and AFL’s Greater Western Sydney’s home games. In July 2013 she joined her beloved Richmond Football Club in the same role, as well as Twenty20 Cricket’s Melbourne Renegades. With experience as a singer, dancer and actor with numerous local theatrical companies, Sarah Maree has also achieved success as a model and a voice over artist.

RTI is thrilled to welcome JK and Sarah Maree to the team – we’re certain their years of experience will be invaluable for our students!