Parkfield Xtreme Radio continues to grow and now more young people have an opportunity to benefit from this great initiative as they are branching out with an outreach programme called Radio Routes.

Parkfield Xtreme Radio will be travelling to community centres around Torbay to run radio production workshops that will enable young people to broadcast live from their centres. Each centre will be given their own recorder kit so they can collect sounds and interviews to play out as part of their broadcast.

Kate Rudman of Sound Communities said: “This is an exciting new joint project which has been made possible by a partnership between Sound Communities and Torbay Council. Located at Parkfield in Paignton, the station has been financially supported by the Torbay Youth Cultural Partnership and Big Lottery. The radio station is a great opportunity for young people to come together and express themselves through making a radio show as well as developing a variety of new skills and make new friends.”

PHAB Torbay is a youth group run by Mark Thorn that has already participated in a show. Mark said: “We had 12 young people take part in the radio show and from this they developed new skills and gained confidence. The radio show gave them the opportunity to grow and to take part and even those who would not normally become involved joined in and developed confidence thanks to this project.”

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