PRINCE HARRY AND MS. MARKLE TO VISIT REPREZENT 107.3FM
Tuesday 9th January, 2018
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will visit Reprezent 107.3FM in Brixton, to see their work supporting young people through creative training in radio and broadcasting, and to learn more about their model of using music, radio and media for social impact.
The Reprezent training programme was established in Peckham in 2008, in response to an alarming rise in knife crime, to help young people develop and socialise through radio. Since then, it has transformed into a hotbed of UK music talent. Training hundreds of young people every year in media and employment skills, over 4,000 young people have been through the Reprezent programme, with over 3,000 on the waiting list. It offers accredited training and support in topics ranging from audio and radio production and editing to communication skills and confidence building, work experience and volunteering.
Throughout training Reprezent offers personalised support to enable young people to fulfil their potential, and to progress to further education and employment opportunities. They also offer programmes supporting young people with specific issues like mental health challenges, having recently launched a regional mental health programme with a network of schools.
Many of the young people who complete training can progress onto volunteering roles as presenters and producers on Reprezent 107.3FM, and many of their young talent progress their careers with employment at some of the most prestigious media companies in the UK. Reprezent secured an FM radio licence in 2011 and the majority of their playlist is unsigned, with many artists broken via Reprezent continuing to achieve the highest music industry success. The DJs and presenters work in the music industry, run their own clubs nights and produce their own music. Reprezent also provides platforms outside of the station for their young adults to grow including working with major UK Festivals and collaborating with global artists, record labels and key youth brands. They also campaign on a range of issues affecting young people and provide a relevant platform for young people to be heard.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will visit the Reprezent FM studios at POP Brixton. During their visit to the station, they will meet some of the presenters, content producers and staff, hear more about their training programmes, and meet some of the current and former volunteers who have benefitted from the training.
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