Wolverhampton City Radio speaks out

18 November 2013

“People really like the local aspect of the radio station. What’s even better is the difference that this funding is making to people like me.”

Beki studied business administration however, after completing her course she couldn’t find employment; “it was a real struggle and affected my confidence a lot.” She didn’t give up and two years on, Beki secured an apprenticeship as a production administrator at Wolverhampton City Radio.

Supported by People’s Health Trust, Wolverhampton Community Radio Training can be a full apprenticeship or a workshop where women who are not in employment or have suffered domestic violence learn to produce radio features from their initial idea to broadcast. Beki has gone on to help run the workshops for other women like herself;

“Now I’m working at the radio station and helping other women re-build their confidence and self-esteem and I feel good.”

Beki continues to play a valuable role at the station, helping women to increase their skills and confidence as they reach out to other women going through similar experiences – and they’ve established a phone in programme just for this.

“It’s great to see people like Beki gaining valuable industry experience. I hope the project helps more people in the same way.” Steven, Station Manager



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