BUDDING journalists, producers and presenters who need some help kick-starting their radio careers can take part in a week-long project at Kingsley College in April.

Kingsley's Youth Centre will be turned into a 24-hour radio station from April 18-23 and Youthworcs Redditch is recruiting young people and youth groups to help operate the station.

Organisers say the project will give youngsters considering a career in the media plenty of practical experience in the field.

All necessary equipment will be fitted in the Youth Centre and training on how to use the equipment, how to present and how to produce programmes will be given.

The station will be live on the internet as well as on FM locally and will include music, news and features as well as live and recorded gigs by local bands.

A spokesman for Youthworcs Redditch said: "The station will need young people to go out and interview people as well as do things such as record live gigs.

"The whole week needs to be planned well in advance and training provided.

"We're already in the discussion and planning stages but we still need plenty of other young people and youth groups to get involved."

For more details, call youth worker Steve Rafferty on 592924.