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Kids on the airwaves want more

TALK about a foot in the door.

These kids are in the middle of the ultimate radio work experience, manning Coral Coast Community Radio every Saturday, adding a dash of youth to Bundaberg's airwaves.

The youth program, facilitated by Helen Francis, is beginning to blossom.

Friday night's new timeslot devoted to hard rock is testament to this.

Eli Marsland has been adding his two cents' worth at the station since he was 11, and used his exposure to land a regular gig on Triple J called Eli Radio two years ago.

“It's good exposure but we need more if we are going to get into the industry, I'd say,” he said.

“We don't get the coverage and listeners like you would in Brisbane.”

Station president Robert Modrow said it was the perfect opportunity for youth to get involved in the media industry and he encouraged others to get involved.

“We need to represent the community, all walks of life, so this is their chance to put forward what they represent,” he said.



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