Local Radio 2BOB’s ‘Find Your Voice’ youth Training initiative is continuing to provide free training to local youths aged between 12 and 26 who want to learn the skill of radio presentation.

2BOB’s Youth Programming grew out of the legacy of the original ‘Schools Out’ program, which saw a variety of school groups from across the greater Manning region come into the station to broadcast programs for many years. It provided a positive experience for hundreds of kids across the Manning Valley. 

 “2BOB hopes it can continue to provide that same positive experience to local youth in our area for years to come with this new program. “said 2BOB Youth Mentor Brendan Parker. “2BOB is a great stepping stone to a career path into radio, media, journalism or communications based careers.

“Radio is a great place to build self confidence and resilience. Broadcasting improves your ability to speak in public and provides the confidence to do so in front of peers. Participating at 2BOB and becoming a presenter has secured a path to employment for some of our youth presenters. 

Previous Youth Coordinator, Bailey Corrigan recently secured his first job in commercial radio in Tamworth and everyone wishes him well. 

Said Bailey, “After listening to several different radio stations in my early teenage years, at 15 I decided it was the right time to give radio a crack myself!  2BOB has played a significant role in helping me to increase my communication abilities, build my self confidence, and I have been given the amazing opportunity to play the music I love and share it with the local community and wider streaming audience.”

2BOB has held two successful open days over recent months providing an introduction to radio and the station to local youths, several of whom have completed their training programs and are progressing towards hosting their own live to air programs.

For more information contact:

Brendan Parker


0490 103 516

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