A 24 hour radio station to celebrate the work of the Children’s Radio Foundation will pop-up on World Radio Day, February 13th 2013.
A host of musicians, radio presenters and artists will come together at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London to appear on the station.
Working with youth in Africa, the Children’s Radio Foundation produces radio programmes, and in the process gives young people a platform to say things that are important in their lives.
WRD Radio will be available online via tunein.com and Pure Connect, showcasing material produced by young people on the African continent.
WRD Radio broadcasts will come live from the ICA between 18:00 and 21:30 GMT. Presenters include Robin Lustig from the BBC World Service, and Hardeep Singh Kohli, Ed Stourton and Charlie Lee-Potter from BBC Radio 4. Music performances will come from Caribou, Fourtet and BBC Sound of 2013 artist, Laura Mvula.
Colin Greenwood, Global Ambassador of CRF: “Through the work of the Children’s Radio Foundation, radio is being used as a tool to empower young people in Africa. By giving a child a microphone, the Children’s Radio Foundation is offering them a platform to say the things that are important to their lives.”
“As Global Ambassador of the Children’s Radio Foundation, I am extremely proud to be exhibiting photographs from my recent trip to South Africa. Having visited community radiostations in the country, I know that some of the radio content produced by the young people is fantastic and I look forward to listening to WRD Radio.”
The event at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London is one of several events taking place around the world to celebrate World Radio Day, including others run by CRF in New York.
Beth Sachs, Founder of CRF, said: “The event in London is genuinely unique. WRD Radio is the first of its kind and provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of the extraordinary stories and radio content produced by our youth broadcasters in Africa.”