Minister Visits Cross-Community Youth Radio Station

Education Minister John O'Dowd has visited a cross-community youth radio station run by the Education Authority Youth Service.

Xtreme FM, based in the Brownlow Resource Centre in Craigavon, started in 1999 for three weeks, and has broadcast every year since. The four month training project involving 22 young people is broadcasting until the 19 of February on 104 FM in the wider Craigavon area.
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Minister O'Dowd said: "The project encourages the development of personal skills that enable young people to participate fully in their community. Since it started over 650 young people have benefitted and for some this experience has allowed them to progress into media studies and careers in the media and youth sectors.

"I really enjoyed seeing behind the scenes at Xtreme FM which helped me understand how such hard work and dedication can make a big difference to those who take part but also to the local listeners across the Craigavon area."

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