12noon-10pm, 21st-25th February, Old School youth centre, Kingswood
Young people in Kingswood will be making waves on the radio during the half-term break, broadcasting again as ‘Multi FM’ on 87.7 FM.
The young people will be hosting a mixture of interviews, live music and songs.
This is the fourth 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 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. A few the regulars have left, but we have some new and exciting members of the team.”