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Aspiring radio presenters benefit from Wiltshire Police grant
2:47pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
A GROUP of youngsters are set to learn the basics of presenting an outside radio broadcast, thanks to a grant from the Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Fund.
The initiative is the brainchild of Shirley Ludford, station manager and broadcaster for Swindon 105.5, who has successfully applied for a grant of £2,000 from the fund, which was previously called the Wiltshire Police Fund.
“We have an excellent relationship with the police service and it has been said on several occasions how reaching first-time offenders helps reduce the possibility of reoffending,” she said.
“I thought that a creative project using digital technology, developing skills and providing some responsibility through radio would provide a creative and hopefully inspiring opportunity. The police panel seemed to agree and we are delighted”.
The course members, who will take part through Swindon’s Youth Offending Team, will learn interview, recording and editing skills and will plan and carry out an outside broadcast.
Police and Crime Commissioner Angus MacPherson said: “This is an inspiring initiative and I look forward to meeting the full team once they have got engaged in the project.”