Y4Y - Radio Grahamstown's youth show


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.  

LATEST Episode:







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.

Matrics 2010

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


Episode 1, 11 March (Kingswood College, Nataniel Nyalusa, Victoria Girls)
Episode 2, 18 March (TEM Mrwetyana, Graeme College, Mary Waters)
Episode 3, 25 March (Sci-Fest Special with Kingswood College, Nataniel Nyalusa and visitors St John's Umtata)
Episode 4, 1 April (Holiday special on learning, teaching and how to stay out of trouble in the holidays)
Episode 5, 8 April (all about getting creative with learners from Nombulelo, TEM Mrwetyana, Mary Waters and some special studio guests. Ooops we missed the beginning. Sorry - the producer messed up!)
Episode 6, 15 April (Graeme College, Nombulelo High and VG)
Episode 7, 22 April (Nathaniel Nyaluza, St Andrew's/DSG and Mary Waters)
Episode 8, 29 April (Oh dear .... we're sorry about our eighth episode. Something went very wrong with our recording so it is not available for you to listen to.)
Episode 9, 6 May (St Andrew's/DSG, TEM Mrwetyana, Graeme College and a special extra guest from VG)
Episode 10 (13 May: Nathaniel Nyaluza, Kingswood College and Mary Waters)
Episode 11, 20 May 2010 (St Andrews/DSG, TEM Mrwetyana, Graeme College)

Episode 12, 27 May (Kingswood and TEM Mrwetyana)



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 Episode 11

Episode 13

 Y4Y Workshop

 Episode 19

Episode 21




If you’d like to get involved in Y4Y or you have some feedback on the show (and we really need as much of that as possible) then email us at yfory2010@gmail.com.

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