Radio Platfform is our youth-led radio station supporting young people to produce and present their own live radio shows which are also available as podcasts.
Radio Platfform gives young people the chance to have their voices heard through their own radio programmes whilst creating great content and developing key broadcast skills in the process.
As well as receiving accredited training you'll also receive hands-on experience with amazing mentors from within the broadcast media.
We also offer one-off taster sessions and bespoke workshops to groups that give people an insight into what our projects deliver and encourage people to have a go.
A fully accredited seven week course is delivered by our in house studio manager in collaboration with ProMo Cymru and is split into two-hour sessions, once a week during the evenings between 6-8pm. Our final week is spent in collaboration with The Princes Trust.
Trainees are taught everything they need to know about producing a radio programme, from presenting and producing, to script writing and editing as well as interview techniques other important career skills.
At the end of each course a graduation ceremony is held by the students to celebrate their achievements and showcase their own work from course.
Producing and presenting
After graduating, participants can choose to follow alternative learning routes or continue to work with us at Radio Plafform, presenting and producing their own programmes.
Our current radio shows feature drum and bass, hip-hop and grime with plenty of youth culture including politics, the environment, the latest film releases, music news and reviews.
Trainees who stay with Radio Platfform receive access to wider development opportunities such as joining the steering committee, managing the social media accounts, applying for internships, delivering their own workshops and furthering their careers with more in-depth training courses.
Radio Platfform is currently developing further accreditation opportunities.
Have a go
Anyone aged between 14-25-years-old can join the course. No previous radio experience is necessary.
The Radio Platfform internships are funded by The Welsh Broadcasting Trust and The Hobson Charity.
We also work closely with: The Princes Trust, Grassroots, BBC Wales DJ Bethan Elfyn, Roundhouse Radio, Reprezent Radio, Radio Cardiff and deliver training sessions to groups such as the Foster Network and Menter Caerdydd.