Classes to help youngsters take the mic

Ebony James and Simran Jandu at Five Towns FM.
Ebony James and Simran Jandu at Five Towns FM.

Youngsters with a passion for ruling the airwaves can learn the tricks of the presenting trade at a community centre in Airedale.

Free classes are being offered to keen DJs who want to learn the radio ropes with Five Towns FM at The Hut youth facility.

Training will be given to budding broadcasters aged 11-19 years old who will have the opportunity to run their own show from the Kershaw Avenue site.

Coun Olivia Rowley, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for children and young people, said: “The Hut is a great base for voluntary and community groups and the radio station is just one of the excellent facilities on site.

“These activities give young people something to do in the evenings and at weekends, and they can even gain a recognised qualification.”

“This is a fantastic opportunity.”

Radio presenter training starts on April 29 and runs on various dates throughout May.

To take part students need to attend all the evening sessions and will receive a Bronze Arts Award when completed.

For more information or to enrol on the course, visit or call 01977 722815.