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Multi FM returns to the airwaves

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Published: 05/02/2013


Multi FM is back on the airwaves between Monday 11 and Friday 15 February, broadcasting on 87.7FM from the Old School Youth Centre in Kingswood. Entirely run by young people, for young people, the radio station will be on air between noon and 10pm each day.

This is the fifth year that the radio station has been broadcast from the Kingswood-based youth centre, which is run by South Gloucestershire Council.

The young volunteers have been hard at work preparing for the week-long broadcast with help, training and guidance from BCFM, Bristol’s community radio station. Multi FM has also received sponsorship from South Gloucestershire community housing association Merlin.

The radio sessions are being produced by a host of young DJs from the community all aged between 14 and 20 years old. Individual shows will feature young people playing the music they like, promoting their own music, and will include interviews with local people, community groups and agencies.

Following each day of live broadcasting, the entire 10 hours of entertainment will then be played back overnight, and will also be streamed live on the internet via the BCFM website (bcfm.org.uk).

Cllr Ian Blair, Chair of Children and Young People Committee, praised the efforts of the youngsters.

He said: “Multi FM is a fantastic project, it has been very well received in previous years and everyone involved has been working hard to make it a success again. It has enabled a group of young people to come together and create something they can be proud of, as well as learning new skills.”

Councillor Blair added: “I hope this will be an inspiring experience for the young people involved and hopefully some of them will go on to forge a career in radio broadcasting.”

June Yeoman, youth worker at the Old School Youth Centre, said: “Multi FM is a brilliant way for young people to show their talents through their music, and an opportunity to have a go at producing and playing their own shows. Many young people throughout the years have gone on to volunteer for local radio and some have enjoyed success in the music scene, playing locally as well as nationally. This is our fifth year and over the past five years many young people have enjoyed being part of the station and always talk about it enthusiastically for the rest of the year.”


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