Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College students launch Knot6 radio

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Mason Adey in the studio.

Mason Adey in the studio.

Students at Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College have broadcast for the first time from their new college radio station, Knot6.

The non-commercial project has cost just under £5,000 to start and has been funded by the college.

Visually impaired Mason Adey, an aspiring journalist, has a regular daytime slot for the station.

He said: “The Sixth Form College have been really good, they have been accommodating and have helped me with whatever I have needed.

“I love radio due to the personal connection it has, you can listen to a good DJ and feel like you know them.”

North Staffordshire YMCA are also involved in the project by sourcing some of the equipment used for Knot6.

Helen Morgan, curriculum co-ordinator at the college, said: “Knot6 gets students involved with something different.

“It’s for people like Mason, who with the courses we offer don’t really match what he wants to go to university for.

“It is important to get him experience in radio as this is what he wants to do.”

A team of six DJs will host shows ranging from 1980s music through to modern day songs, film and games reviews from Monday to Thursday.

Helen added: “We want it to be more than just playing music.”

Click on the link below to see DJ Linden Wade in action.

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