TUY Radio launch

Shanique Hayden

Tuesday, May 20, 2014    

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They were on your television, then they came to your schools, and now they are on your radio! The Emprezz Golding-led team of dynamic and outspoken youth of Jamaica is introducing the Talk Up Radio Show.

On Friday, May 16, 2014 the team took over the Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre to officially launch their Talk up Radio Show, and to allow young people to speak up about issues affecting them. The launch, dubbed the "Talk Up Show Link Up", partnered with entities such as UNICEF, Children's First, and the National Family Planning Board to educate the young people about abstinence, sexual health and self respect.

The radio show, created and hosted by Young People and Emprezz, encourages youth to speak up about issues affecting them and possible solutions to those issues. One of the co-hosts of the show, Karen Nembhard, a 17-year-old Ardenne High School student, adds that the show is also a platform that seeks to educate young people about various issues in society.

Many people in the venue, who were mostly high school students, told teenAGE that they enjoyed the show and they were learning a lot about respect and sexual health. Youth Mayor for Kingston and St Andrew Jahzeal Clarke told teenAGE that he appreciates the initiative being taken by the Talk Up Radio Show. He expressed, "In our society sometimes the views of the youth are overlooked, but now Talk Up Yout gives us an opportunity to let our views be heard by the wider society."

The launch featured giveaways from Kelloggs, National Bakery, Hawaiian Punch, and National Commercial Bank. Entertainment was provided through performances from youths who did drama pieces and poetry, as well as a performance from recording artiste Ikaya, who shared hits such as Hard Way, and a new single entitled Bang Bang.

The Talk Up Radio Show will be aired on RJR 94FM every Friday at 4:30 pm.

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