Countdown to Eastbourne Youth Radio gets underway

Radio dgh SUS-141010-101009001
Radio dgh SUS-141010-101009001

It is just six weeks before the launch of the 14th annual broadcast of Eastbourne Youth Radio from studios at Sussex Downs College on Wednesday November 19.

More than 2,000 students, aged from five to 19, and their teachers from 26 schools, colleges and other youth groups are busy preparing material for their one-hour ‘magazine’ style programmes that will be broadcast on 87.7FM and via

Central to the success and sustainability of EYR are the more than 40 programme sponsors which will each take an active role in their respective programme and benefit from advertising while supporting the initiative for young people.

Recent sponsor signings include Stone Cross Nurseries, Brewers, Badger Inks, Recipe for Change, Eastbourne Homes, Mayo Wynne Baxter and Cobb PR.

Lead partner for 2014 is the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner who provided funding from the Safer in Sussex Community Fund to enable EYR to highlight issues around child sexual exploitation and health issues and risks for young people who may use substances such as cannabis and mephedrone. East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service will be taking part again to talk about important safety issues both in the home and on the road as part of the community remit for EYR. The project is registered as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

“As we get closer to the broadcast dates, the pace of activity really hots up with the students all working hard to prepare their programmes,” said Tim Sorensen, who co-ordinates the project. “We are all looking forward to another fantastic three days of EYR.”

To find out more about getting involved this year or supporting EYR in 2015 contact Tim Sorensen at tim@soren