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From Wednesday 1 August a ground breaking radio station which gives young people in Swindon a voice goes on air.
It’s an exciting, groundbreaking project where youngsters themselves will investigate issues they feel strongly about. The radio station will broadcast to everyone, it’s hoped older people will listen in too to hear the subjects the young people have chosen to investigate.
First up on Swindon Youth Radio, a group from Sparcells youth centre will look at what’s on offer for young people in the town. They’ll be joined in the studio by several guests including head of Swindon youth services Tim Mason.
A group from the Plus One youth club will be presenting a programme on politics later in the project. They recently travelled to the House of Commons to meet the North Swindon MP, Michael Wills, so will be running their interviews with him.
Around 40 youngsters are involved from youth groups across Swindon and will deal with other subjects like stereotypes, celebrities, films and music. Training sessions have been going on around Swindon for several weeks so that participants are comfortable with using the equipment and confident about asking questions live on air.
Simran Bhui from Sparcells said, "in our show we're going to be covering what's on for young people and looking back at the Swindon Mela last Saturday."
"We're not nervous at all," added Lilly Townsend.
From 5pm to 6pm presenters will interview guests and look at youth issues. The second half of the show to 7pm will include dedications. Call in on 01793 707137 or mail: email@example.com
The project is supported by The National Lottery, Swindon Borough Council and Thamesdown Transport, BBC Radio Swindon and CSV.
Pictured top, Shawnie Winslow, Lilly Townsend with Eric Burnett-Godfrey of BBC Radio Swindon
Below, getting to grips with the equipment in the North Swindon youth centre studio, from left, Shawnie Winslow, Simran Bhui, Anayah Prosser, Lilly Townsend