21 November 2022

Eastbourne Youth Radio 2022 Roundup

Eastbourne Youth Radio

Eastbourne Youth Radio (EYR) wrapped up its 22nd edition last week, after another successful and insightful event for young people looking to develop a greater understanding of the industry.

The three-day broadcast, which was hosted at East Sussex College’s Eastbourne campus, gave students between ages 5-19 an opportunity to host their own radio show and find out more about what it’s like to work in the media.

Meet the Media, a sponsored show by ESC, proved to be a hugely successful segment of the edition, as students put the all important questions to a panel of media experts. This year’s expert panel included Yetunde Yusuf, BBC Broadcast Journalist; Peter Lindsey, BourneFree Magazine Editor; Dan Gasser, Radio X Presenter; Rik Scott, Voiceover Artist, and India Wentworth, Eastbourne Herald Trainee Reporter.

The guests talked about how they got into the media industry. Dan Gasser shared how he started out writing letters and hanging around studios. He told students, "You've got to hustle a little bit."

The panel were faced with a tough first question from the panel - their views on Matt Hancock being in the 'I'm a Celeb' jungle! (Catch it on listen again to hear their views!)

BourneFree’s Peter Lindsey said, "When one door closes you have to do the best to make sure another one opens, which is what inevitably happens."

CEO and Principal at East Sussex College, Rebecca Conroy, took to the airwaves for the second year running. “I was so pleased to have been part of Eastbourne Youth Radio this week and want to pay tribute to the many staff and students who have worked so hard to bring this fantastic project and local institution to life again this year. The College works closely with local schools on a range of shows and has had many young visitors into our studios.”

There were also numerous local schools involved in the project who got the chance to come into ESC and see the college facilities and get involved in the production.

A huge thank you must go to the staff, students and guests who made this event possible and another success.

If you missed the EYR broadcast or want to give it another listen, then please click here.