We are currently looking for volunteers in the Folkestone and surrounding areas to present and produce local original content for on-air broadcast.
No prior experience is required as training will be given on a one to one basis per session if required.
Being able to travel to the radio station is preferred but not essential as we can accommodate.
During the session and time with Academy FM, you will:
- Learn how to present and produce a Radio show.
- Know how a Radio Desk operates while live and pre-recorded.
- Develop presenting and confidence skills.
- Develop multitasking skills (Trailing links, changing songs to fit the hour etc.)
- Learn how to present traffic/travel and weather bulletins (if required).
- Learn how to present local news and talking points in your own presenting style.
For more information and to get involved, please email message us via our Contact form.
About Academy FM
105.9 Academy FM is the Community Radio station for the Folkestone area, and an educational charity. We are unique and won School Radio Station of the Year and BBC Sounds Rising Talent Awards at the Young Audio Awards. We've also won national Community Radio Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for our broadcasting and educational work.
We are based in the Folkestone Academy school, and broadcast to the local area on 105.9 FM and online. We have a small team of staff and a large group of volunteers. Our charitable educational work is mainly with young people - they are trained in radio production and along the way learn self-confidence and communication skills, and we run projects on literacy, science, the arts, heritage and many more subjects. We broadcast a vibrant mix of chart hits and classic tunes, and many interviews.