Coastal FM’s Youth on the Air

Coastal FM Inc has received a $1,860 grant to purchase new outside broadcast equipment and deliver training to young people for the Youth on the Air program.

The funding is part of the Domino’s Give for Good small grants program in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).

Youth on the Air offers young people the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of radio program development and broadcast, and produce youth-focused radio programs.

Coastal FM’s Chairman Brian Shearston said the radio station was thrilled to receive the grant from the Domino’s Give for Good program.

“The grant enabled us to update the infrastructure of the building, which has ultimately improved the whole operation of the station,” Brian said.

“It allowed us to purchase outside broadcast equipment and funded the Youth on the Air program by helping us to deliver training to schools across the region.

“Local young people now have access to the necessary training and equipment needed to produce and broadcast their very own, youth-focused radio program, providing them with a sense of purpose and fulfilment.”

Domino’s Director of Giving John Harney said Coastal FM Inc was the perfect candidate for the Give for Good small grants program.

“At Domino’s, we are keen to support programs that provide opportunities for education and young adult initiatives in the community,” John said.

"The Youth on the Air program provides opportunities for young people to be actively involved in the creation and broadcast of their own, real radio program.

“We hope that by supporting Coastal FM’s Youth on the Air program, we are providing young people in the region with the opportunity to gain skills, knowledge, and potentially future employment in radio and other related industries.”

Listeners can tune into Coast FM on 88.9FM at Circular Head, 106.1FM at Burnie to Wynyard, and 104.7FM at Devonport.

Domino’s Give for Good small grants program launched in 2016 through the FRRR with 20 not-for-profit organisations and community groups sharing in just under $90,000.

 

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Sophie Cuffe