Youth Get to Know Radio; Innovative Project Gives an Insight into Programming Aspects
Byline: Kate Matthews firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARENCE Valley teens can hone their skills over coming weeks and months in a variety of fun workshops offered by the Eyes Wide project and Out of the Box.
The opening workshops got under way earlier this week as Clarence Valley youth health worker Kirra Muegge began a 12-month project working with a small group of young people to create eight 30-minute programs for radio.
The first radio program will look at the national binge-drinking strategy through the eyes of community youths.
aThese workshops will give young people the opportunity to express themselves,a Ms Muegge said.
aThey'll develop skills in interviewing, editing and radio production, but at the same time they'll be exploring a range of topics; hopefully developing insight into some of the issues facing young people through self- reflection and taking the time to listen to other people's opinions when they respond to an interview.a
The radio workshops are a community-level initiative and the first stage of an ongoing pilot project funded by the Australian National Preventative Health Agency.
Ms Muegge will continue to co-ordinate the workshops and link in with the aboxesa as they move out to smaller communities around the Valley, giving young people access to technology and training.
She will be supported by sound engineer Paul Agar, who will provide the technical know-how. …