Prestigious award for youth radio team

THE TEAM at Eastbourne Youth Radio has scooped an award as it prepares to launch the 11th broadcasting year today (Wednesday) on 87.7FM.

The award, a Global Entrepreneurship Week – High Impact Award, recognises the contribution and opportunity the project provides for young people to gain and develop entrepreneurial skills.

Broadcasting to the Eastbourne and Hailsham area until November 19, programmes will also be available via the station’s website: www.eyr.org.uk

EYR is organised by Eastbourne Education Business Partnership in association with Sussex Downs College.

By the time the station goes off air on Friday, some 2,500 young people from 24 schools, colleges and other youth organisations across the area will have been involved with the project.

Highlights of the week include the current affairs show Answer Back today (Wednesday) and Meet the Media on Thursday.

Both provide the chance for a young audience to question people about topical and careers related issues.

EYR is also welcoming back Rachel Brett to perform tracks from her recent album, recorded at Appleyard Studios.

Rachel appeared on EYR several years ago and is now a student of the MGA Academy of Performing Arts and won a Young Achiever award this year.

Tim Sorensen, manager of the project, said, “Once again we want to say a huge thank you to Sussex Downs College and particularly Marcus Abel and the team, for all the behind the scenes production with the media students from the college.

“We would also like to thank our many sponsors and friends who have once again rallied to provide support and enable us to broadcast for our eleventh year.

“We hope that everyone enjoys listening to EYR 2011 as we think about planning for next year.”

r See the Eastbourne Herald of November 11, currently on sale in the shops, for full EYR listings.