Plan for internet-based community radio

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YOUNG people from Angus Youth Action, supported by Angus Council community learning and development service, are planning to set up a community radio station to be broadcast over the internet and based in Angus.

The group aims to engage all groups in Angus through radio, to deliver skills, build community spirit and connect communities to the agencies that serve them.

There will be training opportunities and skill accreditation for anyone who wants to be part of the station and this can include such areas as radio production, recording equipment, interview and questioning skills, and research for the radio.

The group held a fact-finding trip to the community station SCHMU radio in Aberdeen, and a visit to Baldragon Academy to see how pupils in the school delivered live radio. Costs of setting up a station are being explored.

Angus residents are being asked to help in the planning for the radio station by completing an online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6V5BQLD or by completing a survey form at the nearest Community Learning and Development Service office.

Anyone interested in becoming part of the planning group should attend the next meeting of the group on Thursday, May 24, at 6.30 p.m. in the Arbroath Academy school library. For further information on the group contact Rikki Beattie on 01307 473954.

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