TEENAGERS can learn the tricks of the radio trade and present their own live show during a five-week long summer scheme.
Harrow Community Radio, the internet station reaching 5,000 listeners a month from its home in The Wealdstone Centre in High Street, Wealdstone, is inviting 13 to 19-year-olds to receive training to become a presenter, researcher and producer from Monday, July 29.
Keith Chilvers, director, said: “You’ll get full training in our purpose-built studio located in the Wealdstone Youth Centre and on completion of our course you will receive an award in Radio Production. As well as the training and broadcasting, you’ll also help the station develop our new station aimed at Harrow’s young people.”
Up to three students can be accommodated each day from Monday through to Thursday and they will be expected to come on the same day for each of the five weeks to build up their knowledge and technical skills.
Mr Chilvers said for the first two weeks students will enjoy hands-on experience in the studio, from 10am to 4pm, and during the final three weeks they will receive training, from 2pm to 5pm, and will be part of the team broadcasting a live daily show aimed at young people, from 5pm to 7pm.
The scheme is free and has been funded by Harrow Council’s Positive For Youth initiative.
To book one of the limited 12 places, either e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 020 8424 1812 or visit the HCRfm website www.hcrfm.org where you can tune in.
Mr Chilvers said the project will run during the schools’ autumn half term from Monday, October 28, to Friday, November 1, with the intention of creating a website to promote the young people’s radio and making podcasts.
Harrow Community Radio will be applying for an FM licence when available in February 2014.