Radio Platfform is our training programme and youth-led radio station supporting young people to produce and present their own live radio shows and podcasts. We currently have two studios based in Cardiff and Porth.
Our current shows feature drum and bass, hip-hop, dub and grime, gaming, youth culture, politics, the environment, artist interviews and more.LISTEN TO LIVE RADIO
There are now lots of ways for you to listen, from your smart speaker 'Alexa, listen to Radio Platfform' to Google Home. You can also find us on mobile, desktop and tablet and can listen again to any of our shows on Mixcloud.
Meet some of the team
Having graduated from training, some trainees choose to stay and work with us, taking on extra roles and responsibilities for 6-12 months, while others simply wish to continue presenting their own shows and honing their skills.
Edward is our Cardiff Studio Co-ordinator, who organises and delivers the Radio Platfform training course, as well as bespoke digital outreach workshops across the country.
He hosts a number of specialist podcasts, ranging from literature to ghost stories and everything in-between. Outside of the station he’s a writer and actor who’s worked in theatre, film and arts journalism.
He's recently written and performed in an award-nominated short film and was a member of The Other Room Theatre's inaugural Emerging Writers cohort. He also works as a freelance arts facilitator and is a massive film and comic book nerd.
Porth Studio Co-ordinator Molly was a Future Generations Ambassador in Wales in 2020 and helps keep everything on track in the studio. She also hosts her own show, 'Life on the Inside'.
As well as being passionate about radio Molly loves to go to gigs and hang out at venues with her friends to socialise and see artists as music is a really big part of her life.
Molly also loves being creative, and during the second lockdown started a business selling handmade earrings and Welsh prints.
Ren is our Broadcast Assistant, and deals with all our tech-related issues to keep the station running smoothly, as well as supporting our members in producing their shows.
They've appeared in a number of shows themself, including their own podcast, 'Here There Be', and hosted a lightning talk for Festival of Voice.
Outside of radio, they have several different creative pursuits. In addition to being a musician and digital illustrator, they love storytelling, and are particularly interested in creative methods of storytelling through audio.
They're also involved in the TTRPG scene and have even created their own RPG system.
Throughout the year we organise masterclasses with radio gurus, past and present, learning what it takes to be successful in radio. Guests have included former Radio 1 Newsbeat Editor Rod McKenzie, Polly James from Capital Radio.
We love producing shows in the studio but we also get out and about, meeting and interviewing musicians and artists at gigs and festivals too such as Boomtown, Follyfest and Festival of Voice - all of which are produced as podcasts on our Mixcloud page.
Fancy having a go?
To apply, just book yourself onto one of our training courses whenever we run a Creative Voice: Radio Production course.
If there are no courses currently available please email us at email@example.com to register your interest and we'll be in touch.