Guide to making a radio show

PUBLISHED: 17:22 10 August 2006 | UPDATED: 11:56 04 May 2010

ON THE AIR: Radio reporters Amy and Aimee prepare their programme with producer Heather Noble.

ON THE AIR: Radio reporters Amy and Aimee prepare their programme with producer Heather Noble.

LITTLEPORT guides took over the airwaves on Friday hosting their own programme on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. Six members of the Third Littleport Guides were invited to the station s Cambridge headquarters on Thursday to find out how to operate the equipm

LITTLEPORT guides took over the airwaves on

Friday hosting their own programme on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Six members of the Third Littleport Guides were invited to the station's Cambridge headquarters on Thursday to find out how to operate the equipment, carry out research and present a programme with staff at Sue Dougan's afternoon show.

The group of 13-year-olds then took over the show, with Kristina producing the programme while Laura and Lydia presented. Bethany and Amy carried out a report at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and roving reporter Sophie interviewed members of the public about conserving water. The experience was recorded by Aimee, whose report is available on-line at www.bbc.co.uk/cambridgeshire.

"It started with a bit of a crazy idea," said the show's regular presenter Sue Dougan, "We thought it would be fun to let them present the show, but they really exceeded our expectations.

"We got dozens of e-mails from people saying they were really impressed by their competence."

The show's producer Heather Noble said the guides carried out most of the work required to put together the three-hour programme.

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