Youth centre radio station returns to the airwaves

Young people in South Gloucestershire will be making waves on the radio during the half-term break.

They will be broadcasting again as ‘Multi FM’ on 87.7 FM from the Old School youth centre in Kingswood, which is run by South Gloucestershire Council.

The young people will be hosting a mixture of interviews, live music and songs from February 15 until 19, between noon and 10pm everyday.

This is the third year that the young people, aged from 14 to 20-years-old, have run a radio station from the Kingswood-based youth centre. After being granted a licence by Ofcom, they have been hard at work preparing for the week-long broadcast with help and guidance from Phil Gibbons, the station manager at Bristol Community Radio, and Matt Thomas, a sound engineer.

The youngsters will be interviewing a range of guests, including players from Bristol Rovers, representatives from the police, councils and the health service, and other organisations.

Councillor Sheila Cook, executive member for children and young people, praised the efforts of the youngsters.

She said: “I think Multi FM is a fantastic project. It enables a group of young people to come together and create something they can be proud of, as well as learning new skills.

“It has been really well received in previous years and everyone involved has been working hard to make it a success again.”

Old School youth worker June Yeoman said: “It’s going to be a really exciting week. I’d like to thank Phil at Bristol Community Radio and Matt, our sound engineer, for their help and support again.”

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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