The Y4Y first episode crew with presenter Khaya
Thonjeni, aka the King of Cool.
Y4Y is a radio programme made by and for young people who go to school in Grahamstown. It is broadcast on Radio Grahamstown (102.1FM) every Thursday between 5pm and 6pm and it's presented by Khaya Thonjeni (he's cool whichever way you look at it which is why we call him the King of Cool).
Each week, three Grahamstown High Schools get a chance to produce and take part in the show.Tune in to hear school news, features, interviews, debates and music. You can hear people strutting their stuff in our 15 Seconds of Fame feature and you can win great prizes by joining in our live studio discussions using Mxit. Just find Y4Y and invite us. We're talking to you and about you. It's your space .... get into it.
Our last Y4Y (19th August) was all about language – how you use it, when you use it, how you feel about it and, importantly, what language you learn in. Our schools were Kingswood, TEM Mwretyana, Mary Waters and Nombulelo and it was a very interesting discussion with lots of different views. Our guest was from the Rhodes School of African Language Studies and she had some good insights into the whole topic. Plus there’s our usual news buzz features and some great music.
Boys in Motion
Listen to Graeme College learner Lifa interviewing this incredible a capella group who are all in Grade 10 at the school. At the end of the interview, they sing for us and sound amazing.
Rhodes fourth year radio student, Sipho Stuurman, is producing a series on what to do after matric that are being broadcast as part of Y4Y. If you missed them but need some guidance, you can hear them here:
Episode 1-How to get in to university
Episode 2-How to go on to further education and vocational training
Episode 3-How to go straight in to the world of work.
Citizen journalist, Siyasanga Tyali wrote about Y4Y for Grocott’s online. Read his piece here
I drove past an official Makana Municipality car today who casually threw a full bag of rubbish out their window and into Fitzroy street. A few weeks ago another official car narrowly missed hitting my boyfriend on his run, as they sped through the suburbs at a ridiculous rate. How dare they pretend to care about this municipality when they so blatantly disrespect it. There need to be tighter controls around these 'offical' vehicles. Lauren