Harbour Radio opens doors for young people to have their say on the airwaves

Young presenter, Drew Emery,

Young presenter, Drew Emery, - Credit: Harbour Radio

There’s an old saying that children should be seen and not heard, but a local community radio station is set to change all that.

Pictured from left, Drew Emery, station co-ordinator and show presenter Dave Eagle, and Rosie-May Ba

Pictured from left, Drew Emery, station co-ordinator and show presenter Dave Eagle, and Rosie-May Bagshaw. Picure: Harbour Radio - Credit: Harbour Radio

Great Yarmouth’s Harbour Radio, the borough’s FM community station, is launching a show dedicated to the youth of the area.

The Harbour Youth Matters Show will be presented by school pupils and college-goers with topics close to the hearts of the younger generation.

Station co-ordinator and radio show presenter Dave Eagle is heading up the mentoring of the project.

Dave said: “There has long been somewhat of a stigma surrounding how young people are perceived and I can’t help but feel they tend to get a bit of a bad deal.

“The ethos behind this great project is to change all that, to promote positivity, grow individuals confidence and above all else, give our youth a voice!”

He added: “Having been given the opportunity to become involved at Harbour just over two years ago, thanks to station manager Nevv Moore, it’s nice to give something back to the community and teach the skills that have been given to me.”

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Now Dave is appealing to local schools, colleges and youth groups who would like to be involved in the new targeted show to get in touch.

In addition, the station is encouraging local businesses to help support the project in the way of show sponsorship.

The Harbour Youth Matters Show will be broadcast on alternate Saturdays from tomorrow (March 10) between 1pm to 2pm on 107.4FM in the Yarmouth and surrounding areas, online via the Listen Live tabs on Facebook and www.harbourradio.co.uk or on mobile devices courtesy of the Tune In app.

In August last year the new community FM station was launched by the Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Cllr Kerry Robinson-Payne who cut the Harbour-themed blue ribbon and Harbour-cake, with the station starting its fresh new journey.

Harbour Radio is based in King Street, Yarmouth, and can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

What do you think? Is it about time youth had their say on the many topics which affect their lives. You can write to Letters at the Mercury or you can email anthony.carroll@archant.co.uk