Roar FM to roar for kids

RAW FM is well on the way to opening its doors to the youth of the Coffs Coast.

With construction well under way at the new premises at 3/106 Harbour Drive, general manager Mark Pannowitz is excited about getting RAW 88.0 live and local.

"We've had a huge response so far by the new year we'll be up and running," he said.

The station, which has registered with Genex Media Training to provide free media training to people between 16 and 20, is aimed at becoming a local outlet for the youth of Coffs Harbour.

Mr Pannowitz said the training program was a great way to get a start in the media industry.

"We've filled three of the positions, but there's still two more," Mr Pannowitz said.

"We're also going to run a RAW Radio Kids' Club for kids between the age of 12 and 16. We had such a huge response when we called for the older age group that we thought we'd start up a younger version."

The club will see school-age children able to get the feel for radio and television production, all free of charge.

"It will be on weekends and after school kids can learn recording and produce radio and television," Mr Pannowitz said.

The station is expected to be broadcasting locally within the next couple of weeks, with the training programs to be fully operational in the beginning of the New Year.

If you would like to get involved, contact Mark Pannowitz on 6653 3536 or send a written submission to PO Box 1482, Coffs Harbour, 2450.

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