Youth ra­dio sta­tion re­vival

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Rod Kil­ner

THE call is out for vol­un­teers to help in the re­birth of the Moss­man Youth and Com­mu­nity Ra­dio Sta­tion.

While the Moss­man Youth Cen­tre still has the skele­ton of the stu­dio that ceased to op­er­ate about eight years ago, ex­per­tise is des­per­ately needed.

Youth Devel­op­ment Co-or­di­na­tor at the Cen­tre, Robyn Hind, said the mo­men­tum to re-open the sta­tion came from a visit of vol­un­teer Deb­bie Som­er­sal.

‘‘There are a num­ber of keen young peo­ple ex­cited by the idea, and there’s a prospect for a num­ber of th­ese teenagers to get in­volved,’’ Ms Hind said ‘‘ For those that really em­brace the op­por­tu­nity there’s a pos­si­bil­ity it could per­haps lead to a me­dia trainee­ship.’’

‘‘ But the sta­tion won’t sim­ply em­brace the young, as we want to em­brace the com­mu­nity as a whole, hence the in­clu­sion of Com­mu­nity into the sta­tion’s name,’’she said.

The Cen­tre has a space for the stu­dio, some equip­ment from the old sta­tion, a trans­mis­sion tower and a li­cence to op­er­ate.

Deb­bie Som­er­sal says they now need vol­un­teers.

‘‘We’re seek­ing both those that have ra­dio skills and ex­per­tise on the tech­ni­cal side to help with the stu­dio set-up, and gen­eral vol­un­teers who are keen to help de­velop the skills of the youth in­volved with the sta­tion,’’ Ms Som­er­sal said.

If you’re keen to help con­tact Deb­bie on 4098 3193 or Robyn on 4098 1487.

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