Youth radio station revival
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.