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BuzzBeat Update

posted 23 Mar 2015, 06:18 by khunt@millbrookacademy.org   [ updated 26 Mar 2015, 05:34 ]

Students Alisa Kirk and Kaisha Riley have been working on a 'youth for youth' radio project.

The radio is up and running and get a taste of what the student have been working on by following the link: http://tunein.com/radio/BuzzBeat-Radio-s241492/

On Saturday 11 April, Keisha and Alisa will be hosting a live 9am-9pm show as their launch date.






BuzzBeat is an exciting new project developing music, media and performance projects with the community. BuzzBeat Studio is located in the old Chequers Bridge recording studio and offers rehearsal space, live sound stage and online radio station. BuzzBeat Radio is a high quality ‘youth for youth’ information/advice/entertainment station targeting the 12-25 year old demographic with specific attention to those young people who may not normally be able to access such opportunities. Four students from Millbrook Academy have recently been involved in BuzzBeat and we will be following their progress at the radio station.

Recently, I undertook the opportunity to become a youth journalist with the upcoming radio company, ‘BuzzBeat’ Radio station. The founders of the original idea believe in targeting the 12-25 year old demographics and providing information, advice and entertainment to them. The youth of today is an important measure in the community and should be allowed to help participate in important decisions that affect them whilst maintaining the ‘fun factor’.

It was extremely easy to apply with just a filling out of a form necessary; especially, with the opportunities that it can lead to such as an improved CV and the ability to go into radio broadcasting with a better clasp of what it takes to do so.

The opportunity involves an introduction day on the 1st of March to experience the basics and go through the responsibilities involved and to train in order to “to start making radio as soon as possible!” This will then be followed up with a trip around the BBC Broadcasting offices in Gloucester to gives us a good idea of what the opportunity might offer and entail.

Ailsa Kirk

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