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Kic FM youth radio is such a worthwhile scheme. It really saddens me others won’t benefit

Location: UK » West Midlands » WV
Testimony relates to: Kids In Communication, wv3
Kic FM youth radio is such a worthwhile scheme. It really saddens me others won’t benefit

I first became involved with Kic Fm about five years ago whilst I was still at school, volunteering along with a few of my friends to participate in a Christmas broadcast. We thoroughly enjoyed producing and presenting a show together with the support and guidance of the Kic Fm staff and continued to be actively involved there for several years afterward. Kic Fm not only helped me to acquire valuable practical skills, it also helped me to make new friends, gain self-confidence, and evoked in me a passion for media which continued to grow as I entered higher education. During my first year of University I returned to Kic Fm to complete a work experience placement, further developing my knowledge and skills in radio and broadcasting.

Kic Fm is such a worthwhile scheme; it gives young people a voice and an opportunity to be creative and to learn in an enjoyable and engaging way outside of a school/college environment. The staff and other volunteers have always been so welcoming and friendly, and there is a real, genuine sense of community at the heart of the organisation, which is something that I personally found to be a highly positive influence during my time there.

It really saddens me that Kic Fm’s loss of funding means that other youngsters are being denied the same great opportunity and positive experiences that I had. At a time when we should be investing in youngsters more than ever, it seems unfair that schemes such as this have suffered to such an extent during the Government cuts.

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