May 22 2013 Latest news:
Dominic Bareham, senior reporter
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A new internet radio station is set to start in a Norfolk town next month and the station’s director is appealing for volunteers to come forward and help out.
South Norfolk Youth Action (SNYA) radio is due to begin broadcasting from The Cabin in Harleston on April 16 and volunteers are needed to record the programmes needed to fill the station’s scheduled hours from 10am-10pm.
The SNYA already has stations operating in Wymondham, Attleborough, Diss and Long Stratton and the station’s director Steve Thomas said there was a chance the Harleston station could begin broadcasting on an FM frequency by the end of this year.
He added the station would also provide facilities for drama groups to record plays and would be working with the Harleston Exchange on youth projects.
The station could also organise flash mobs and even the “Harleston Shake,” the town’s very own take on the YouTube phenonemon the Harlem Shake, where groups perform dance routines to the song the Harlem Shake by American electronic group Baauer.
“We are offering facilities. If youth clubs can’t come to us we can go out to them. We can go out to theatres and record plays that are being done from there and will broadcast those. We have got a mobile station. If youth club’s can’t come to us we can go out to them,” Mr Thomas said.
One of the station’s presenters is Linda Cosgrove, who came over to England three years ago with her son and British husband, having trained as a TV journalist in her home country, Nigeria.
She will be covering the 10am-noon slot on Tuesdays and currently works every Thursday at SNYA’s other stations in Long Stratton and Diss.
She said: “I have been volunteering for SNYA for close to one year after I left my country as a journalist. I wanted to go back to what I love doing, which is presenting and broadcasting,
“Then I applied to be a volunteer at the SNYA radio and I am glad Steve Thomas gave me the opportunity to produce and present my own show called Linda Cosgrove Show, and I have listeners all over the world that tune in to listen and they request and contribute to the show.”
Anyone wishing to volunteer can do so at www.snyaradio.co.uk or call Mr Thomas on 07775 107456.
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