Ten & 12 year old kids make radio début
A ten year old London school boy and his 12 year old sister are joining Premier Christian Radio.
They have been chosen to host a series of child’s eye view radio presentations and interviews on the London-based radio station during the school holidays.
The duo, Matt and Emma Westray, from Croydon were chosen out of more than fifty other pre-teens who responded to the challenge from the digital station.
“I would like to be an actress when I grow up,” says Emma. She admires Sue Barker as a presenter but also likes watching Bruce Forsyth on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and Terry Wogan on ‘Children in Need’.
“These two highly professional presenters are hilarious in my eyes and manage to please both adults and children at the same time,” says Emma.
Matt is a ‘Dr Who’ fan and would like to host a programme on how the series is produced. But he also likes Bob Hail from ‘Horrible Histories’.
Programme Controller and Premier Radio presenter, David Rose: “Both Matt and Emma are broadcasting naturals with a healthy interest in current events and sparkling personalities. They work particularly well as a duo and, while we hadn’t originally planned to invite two children to take part in the project, it would be impossible to decide between them – so we chose them both.”
Peter Kerridge, Premier Christian Radio’s CEO, said today that the junior broadcaster project will provide two enthusiastic young presenters with first hand experience of a radio station with a national audience. “They will also provide our listeners with a unique, kids’-eye-view of the world and current events – with the opportunity to throw a few questions at some of our special guests.”
They both start on-air today, Monday 13th August.