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Youth Media Team take to the airwaves

For Cambridgeshire's Youth Media Team, Greg Pollard, James Traynor, Jamie Ward, Sophie Graham, and Simon Burgess, this was not only a first for them broadcasting their own show, but for some of them it was the first time they had spoken into a microphone.

A few weeks beforehand they had been given an introduction at the radio station and showed how to use the equipment by Hereward’s Matthew Kisby.

To be ready for their leap into the presenter’s chair the group had to select music, decide which matters they would like to discuss on air and come up with some jokes.

They then spent over forty-five minutes discussing which was the best Explorer Unit (boys and girls aged 14 to 18) in the County, international camps they had been on and their plans for camping in 2016.

They also took the opportunity to interview some of Cambridgeshire's Adult volunteers, David Robinson and Nigel Taylor, who spoke about the continued success of Scouting with ten successive years of growth.

At the end of the broadcast Matthew said, “I thought it was a very good effort from them bearing in mind most of them had never been in front of a microphone before.”

Sophie said,

I was a bit nervous at the start but once I’d answered a few questions I became quite confident and having the microphone in front of me didn’t faze me.

She added,

Who would have thought that when I joined Scouts I would have been speaking on the radio.”

The next show is scheduled for January 12 at 7.00pm.

For more information about Cambridgeshire Scouts Radio Programme or to get involved with the Youth Media Team please contact David Robinson.