A radio station has started broadcasting for a week on FM for the Essex International Jamboree.
Jam FM, on 107.2 in Chelmsford, will cover the event which attracts over seven thousand Scouts and Guides from 20 countries.
The main presenters will be made up of Scouts and Guides who all have a keen interest in media, most having studied it at college or university. For a large section of the day, the on-air participants are aged between 10 and 18.
For the “Let Us Entertain You” (LUEY) show the participants get the chance to plan their show, selecting the music they wish to play and working out what they are going to talk about. Assisted by a couple of the presenters this is then turned into a twenty minute show and presented live across the airwaves.
Scott Robinson, Jam FM station manager, said: “It’s been a long time in the making, and allot of hard work, but I have a fantastic team who I’m really chuffed to be working with!”Presenter Kayleigh Poacher added “Jam FM is going to be great because it gets the voices of Scouts and Guides on the radio station made for them. Our Let Us Entertain You show sees a team of completely different young people from all walks of life with different personalities and interests coming together to create each show… so in the space of 20 minutes absolutely anything can happen!! It’s exciting, it’s enjoyable and most of all, it’s Scouts and Guides doing what they do best – having an insane amount of fun!!”
The station is also available online and via Radioplayer.