Legacy Youth Radio
The voice of young London influencing the future of the Queen Elizabeth II Park.
We worked with Reprezent 107.3FM (through Ecletic Productions) to deliver Legacy Youth Radio, a brand new interactive multimedia project engaging young Londoners in the opportunities and legacy of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park area.
Supported and funded by London Legacy Development Corporation, the project enabled young people from the host Olympic boroughs (aged 14-25), who are not in education, employment or training, to take to the airwaves and develop broadcasting skills, producing a series of in-depth programmes, which will be broadcast on Reprezent 107.3FM.
Programmes included panel debates, live shows and guest interviews on the Games and plans for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Legacy Youth Radio had unique access to major community events, and produced programmes focusing on arts and culture, regeneration and housing, jobs and skills and interview sportspeople including Olympians, Legacy Company staff, local people, their peers and senior figures from London 2012.
Participant Manuel Olatunde-Kehinde (aged 16) from Greenwich, said:
"It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of the Radio Trainee Academy and find out about the effort and skill that has been injected into the Olympic Games.
It was a privilege to have been educated about the nitty gritty details of the process of hosting and presenting the Olympics as well as the legacy that will be left behind for all of us to enjoy and benefit from."
Go to the project website for more