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Ssh… Takeover launches on Ujima

To celebrate the launch of the Station, the brand new state of the art youth hub in the city centre, Ujima 98FM teamed up with the Creative Youth Network for a special week of youth powered programming. Over the October half term from 1-2pm the Station Starts Here aka the (SSH) Takeover Hour featured interviews, gossip and exclusive news on issues that matter to young Bristol.

Julz the Project Co-ordinator said “The Station is a real step change for the young people of Bristol. Having a one stop world class youth hub at the heart of the city is a great thing for the city. We at Ujima we’re proud to have worked in partnership with the Station to help unlock and unleash young people’s potential through the power of radio. Produced and presented by young people for young people, the SSH Takeover Hour was a great success.”

The packed on air schedule of programs included:

Action Stations:

Hosted by Yung UK, Harriet Robinson and Jessie. They explored what the Station is all about and the variety of ways in which young people can get involved. Listen out for interviews from one of Ujima’s youngest presenters Kieran Gournet who spoke with the Stations CEO Sandy, the Lord Mayor of Bristol and the chart-topping Grime star Tinchy Stryder. 

Young Voices:

Hosted by Maizee May and two young people from Young Bristol. Together they explored issues around the Youth Mayoral debate, the importance of the youth vote and the different platforms through which young people have a voice of influence.

Postcode Wars:

Hosted byYung UK with guests from Southmead, Hartcliffe, Brentry and the Mill BME youth groups. Together they will talk about what they love about Bristol and how to overcome territorial differences to make the Station a safe and neutral hub for all.

2nd November– My Bristol:

Hosted by Kilaze and co-hosted by Andre with special guest Drum n Bass pioneer’s DJ Krust and DJ Bungy. Together they talked about Black History Month and the impact home-grown black music has had on shaping Bristol’s identity.

Watch this space for more exciting radio produced and powered by Bristol’s next generation of radio presenters. Otherwise to get involved with the Station go to or visit the Station, which is next to Laser Quest on Silver St in Bristol’s city centre. 

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