Ic24: THE VOICE OF YOUNG BRITAIN; IC24 AND YOUTH FM - WE'RE GIVING YOUNG PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON ISSUES THAT MATTER TO THEM; Anyone Can Get Involved as Youth FM Change the Face of Radio

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Ic24: THE VOICE OF YOUNG BRITAIN; IC24 AND YOUTH FM - WE'RE GIVING YOUNG PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON ISSUES THAT MATTER TO THEM; Anyone Can Get Involved as Youth FM Change the Face of Radio


YOUTH fm is the world's first interactive, global, youth radio station.

Launched on New Years Eve at the Millennium Dome, Youth fm is the first station in the world to hand over full control to young people.

Station Manager, Daniel Cass, 25, said: "Never before have young people had their own radio station. On a daily basis Youth fm enables young people to talk directly to celebrities, pop stars and politicians. Anyone can get involved."

In May 1999, National Heritage Secretary Chris Smith awarded Youth fm the largest ever single National Lottery award of pounds 1 million in order to establish a voice for young Britain in the new millennium.

Throughout the Year 2000, Youth fm will provide opportunities for young people aged 14-24 to develop their media skills and become the next generation of researchers, reporters and broadcasters.

As part of the Millennium Festival's year of celebrations, Youth fm is running training events throughout the UK to train young people in media skills, offering them the opportunity to take part in future broadcasts.

Every young person who successfully completes the Youth fm recruitment and training programme will be assigned to a show, working alongside Youth fm's full-time broadcast professionals.

Young people play an integral role in the production of the programme, working on the planning of the content, co-presenting the show and participating in the after-show evaluation.

Nowhere else could a young person come up with an idea, research it and walk into a studio to broadcast it the same day.

For the first time, Youth fm provides a genuine voice for young people.

You can find out more about getting involved via the Youth fm website - www.youthfm.co.uk or by writing to: Youth fm, Milestone Group, Oare, Hermitage, Berkshire RG18 9SE.

How to hear Youth fm

INTERNET users can listen to Youth fm 24 hours a day thanks to Youth fm's official internet partner - ic24. ic24, Trinity Mirror's great free Internet Service Provider is sponsoring the mid morning show and is broadcasting Youth fm live in Real Audio via the icentertainment site at www.icentertainment.co.uk.

You can also listen live across Europe on Sky digital channel 935. Youth fm has also been awarded temporary FM licences in major cities throughout the UK during the Year 2000.

Why Youth fm?

THERE are plenty of radio stations out there - so why do we need another one?

Set out below are just a few reasons why Youth fm is unlike any other radio station in the UK. Youth fm is pioneering a new channel of delivery for young Britain.

It's not based in any single location. The station is touring the United Kingdom through the year, broadcasting from its state-of-the-art mobile studio from a city-centre near YOU.

It's not just playing wall-to-wall pop music. While music forms a major part of the output, Youth fm offers young people the opportunity to express their views on issues that matter to them. All issues covered are backed up with material and discussions on Youth fm's internet site - www.youthfm.co.uk

If you're interested in fashion, sport, music or entertainment then Youth fm is the only station to cover the issues you want to hear.

Youth fm is run by young people, for young people. In all regions of the UK a different group of young people will be recruited and trained to work alongside Youth fm's permanent staff, compiling programmes and deciding what should go on air.

Background

YOUTH fm is the result of three years planning by the largest UK youth work charity Youth Clubs UK and media production company, the Milestone Group.

Founded in 1911, Youth Clubs UK has almost 90 years experience in developing innovative youth work programmes, dealing with issues ranging from the environment, health and personal safety to media, enterprise and information technology. …

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