Albert Dock Radio goes on the air and will offer broadcast opportunities to young people

Liverpool’s most visited free attraction has set up Albert Dock Radio in partnership with National Broadcasting School and it will provide a platform for training and apprenticeships

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Liverpool’s Albert Dock now has its own radio station

Liverpool’s Albert Dock complex is hitting the airwaves with the launch of its new radio station.

The city’s most visited free attraction has set up Albert Dock Radio in partnership with National Broadcasting School and it will provide a platform for training and apprenticeships for those interested in a career in broadcasting.

The station will form part of the curriculum for a broadcasting training school for young people hoping to break into a career in media, who will capture content about what is happening in and around the dock, while creating a lasting archive of voices of visitors.

Sue Grindrod, chief executive, Albert Dock Liverpool, said: “Launching Albert Dock Radio in partnership with National Broadcasting School allows us to do two things, create engaging content for our visitors to enhance their experience, while at the same time we are creating opportunities for local young people to experience a career in media.

“We have a number of strands that will create opportunities for young people through the Albert Dock Charitable Foundation and now Albert Dock Radio. This is an incredible opportunity, and who knows, some of our graduates could end up being broadcast stars of the future.”

National Broadcasting School is based in Liverpool and operates throughout the UK, working with major national radio groups to deliver broadcast skills development, along with school programmes and professional training.

Chairman Jason Harborow added: “We are so passionate about developing talent for broadcast, and when we explored partners, Albert Dock was our first call as it has its own community and it will give our students so many rich stories from every corner.”

Albert Dock Radio is now streaming online via www.albertdock.com and is available on TuneIn and other radio apps smartphones, tablet, in-car, DTV and PC.

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