May 18, 2006

RADIO: Youth radio station to be set up online (UK)

Media: Youth radio station to be set up online
By - 17/05/06

A youth-led internet radio station will be set up in Wiltshire within the
next few weeks to enable young people to discuss events and issues in their

Spark Radio will be an extension of, the county's youth
information portal. The station will be accessible from the web site, and
will provide a platform for young people to air their music and download
music from other local bands.

Spark Radio will be run by an editorial team of six 13- to 20-year-olds, who
are currently receiving 10 weeks of radio training from Warminster Community

The initiative is a partnership between Wiltshire County Council Youth
Development Service, the Interactive Media Centre at Wiltshire College
Chippenham and the Wiltshire Assembly for Youth.
Lisa Lort, the station manager, said: "We'd like to see young people coming
along with issues they want to talk about. The editorial team will be the
core group of young people coming in and making programmes, but they'll
support and help any other young people who want to come in."

Spark Radio will be online in four to six weeks, initially with prerecorded


Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator

Youth Media Consulting GbR
c/o ECMC (European Centre for Media Competence)
Bergstr. 8 / 11th floor
D-45770 Marl - Germany

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