Kirkcaldy pupils launch own radio show

KHS pupil Emma Duncan (17) on the mic at K107FM, Kirkcaldy's newest community radio station
KHS pupil Emma Duncan (17) on the mic at K107FM, Kirkcaldy's newest community radio station

Talented teenagers from Kirkcaldy have been making waves – radiowaves!

A group from Kirkcaldy High School hosted its first radio show ‘School’s Out,’ for K107FM, the town’s new community radio station, on Saturday morning – and they loved every minute.

With a little guidance from the station’s veteran presenter and co-founder, Colin Johnstone, S6 pupil Emma Duncan (17), produced and presented the show, which aired live for an hour, with fellow KHS students Gabrielle Ward, Rachael McIntyre, Kyle Pitcaithly and Dylan Champion.

The pupils are no strangers to radio presenting, and are all members of the Radio Waves Club which runs the school radio project.

The show included some interesting features such as a debate which asked if food manufacturers include too much salt and sugar in our foods - and are the public aware what damage it can do to their health?

The youngsters also had a movie review piece highlighting the latest cinema releases, along with some reviews on the latest music offerings and a look at the current music charts.

They are now looking forward to presenting their programme each Saturday at 11.00 a.m. on the station for the foreseeable future, and have plans for lots more interesting and topical features for listeners.

K107FM’s managers said that they are delighted to have a link with the school.

Colin said: “The pupils did a really interesting and informative programme and we hope that other high schools and organisations in the town will come on board, as this is what community radio is all about.’’

Emma said: “It was great to be in charge of the show which was being broadcast live, and we all really enjoyed doing it.

“There were a few mistakes, but that was to be expected.

‘‘Everyone has been saying we did a good job and we know we will get better with practice.”

Jennifer Davidson, the school’s depute rector, said: “I am very proud of the whole team involved in this project. It is a brilliant opportunity for them all and everyone has said that Emma is a real natural on the mic.

‘‘Many thanks to Colin and everyone at K107FM.”