A great time was had by all at the grand presentation evening at Curve hosted by Colab2 on behalf of The Youth Education Project (YEP), Eava FM and Takeover Radio.
Around 150 students, parents and dignitaries arrived on the night to a red carpet reception, great entertainment. food and awards.
I discovered Takeover Radio from a visit to Volunteer Action Leicester (VAL) and decided to have ago at work experience. One of my first tasks, was to shadow a news reader. This was interesting seeing how one gathers the news, headlines, and the top stories and how they sum up the weather report.
So now I tried myself at prerecording the news bulletin, as I suffer with dyslexia my pace is slower and I am not the only one who cannot pronounce names apparently this takes time. But it’s amazing how much you pick up from observing others. I have yet to read the news for the time being as I need a lot more practice. Instead there’s some more interesting things to discover at Takeover Radio.
After a time a different task was offered like what I’m doing now working on the website and blog, helping build up contacts for promotion or advertising.
I like to work on audacity too as this helps me improve my news reading skills along with learning about recording, so now I can not only see but hear myself on a podcast. this teaches me how to edit, copy and paste items, I also learnt this too while working on the website. Hey you are never too old or too young to learn; plus I’ve got more news to give out when I’m wired in tune, so listen to Takeover Radio and take part as well and create yourself a platform because you too have a voice to be heard.
This summer young people from Takeover Radio 106.9fm and 103.2fm will be joining forces to produce programming round space exploration. Some of the young people came together for the first time at the National Space Centre where Tamler and Andy looked after us and told us all about space. We discovered the size of the universe, built our own rockets and watched as Andy made a comet. A great day was had by all.
The programmes will be made over the summer and aired in the autumn.
Takeover Radio was at Glastonbudget this year with the Opinion8 show. Watching the bands and doing interviews over the weekend a great time was had by all.
On the 16th April Takeover Radio was joined by Amanda Neale and Rachael Summers to launch the national competition Junior Star Signers. The competition will continue for the rest of the year and culminate with one lucky contestant winning a chance to have their own song produced and recorded by top record producer Anthony Goldsborough in London. Anthony has worked with the likes of Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Peter Andre, The Saturdays, Bonnie Tyler and many more. In Leicester we had Debbie, Hanna and Izzy known as The Hidden performing their own composition "Be Different" and Katie did a cover version of Beyoncé's "Listen". We wish them all every success in the competition and their future career.
One of our young presenters met and interviewed Folk band, Bellowhead this afternoon. They are performing tonight at De Montfort Hall.
Takeover Radio Children's Media Trust were proud to be voted as a finalist in The Youth Volunteering Award. We were piped at the post by a very worthy winner the Family and Childcare Trust – Young Dads Collective. A great night was had and we look forward to next year.
Many young fathers face barriers to the role they play in their children’s lives. Young Dads Collective was set up to tackle this issue as well as reduce poverty and isolation experienced by young fathers. Established by the Family and Childcare Trust, it harnesses the skills and experience of fathers aged under 25 to provide consultancy, training and research services to organisations keen to do more to include young fathers like them. Many join from troubled backgrounds and the majority have had a criminal background or been part of a gang. They are trained and supported to deliver services, which have included creating a “big brother” scheme for young fathers leaving custody at Oakhill Secure Training Centre in Milton Keynes. The project has also had a significant impact on its members, who have contributed to major policy forums and reports on fatherhood, and represented their peers in the media. Of the eight members of the council, all of whom were long-term unemployed, four have secured full-time jobs and two have found part-time work.
A good day at the Big Birstall Yard Sales. Thanks to everyone who helped out. and a really big thank you to the Big Birstall Yard Sale for their donation of £574. A great event and great people.