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Youth radio station launches in Haringey
A radio station run by young people officially launched last week aiming to unite the community through music.
The internet radio station Unity Radio, launched on Thursday at the Bruce Grove Youth Centre, in Bruce Grove, Tottenham.
The station is supported by Haringey Council and has been part of a project run by young people aged 13 to 19 during their summer holidays with help from Choice FM radio presenter Beresford Mack.
Joann Ishmael, 17, from the Greig City Academy, in Hornsey, has been at the station during the summer.
She said: “I was told about it by a teacher at my school and was really excited about taking part.
“I think it’s a great platform for young people in Haringey. It really gives us a voice and the chance for us to get our views across.”
Shanice Christie, 19, from Tottenham has also been working with the radio station over the summer and regularly records shows with her friends.
She said: “It’s a great show and it’s so much fun to be on the radio. I first heard about it while I was at school and went down to see what was going on.
“We had a few ideas for the show but decided to do it about young people and talk about the issues young people in the area are interested in.
“I think the station is a great way to change how the public see young people, and see them in a positive light.”
The station is funded by Haringey Council’s Youth Community and Participation Service and supported by media industry professionals.
Those interested in tuning into Unity Radio can go to www.unityradioonline.com.
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