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Radioskills Trainees prepare for 'Monster' Month

17 August 2012

RADIOSKILLS has been offering its unique broadcasting training course to radio enthusiasts of the Highlands and Islands for the last 13 years. The highly successful Radioskills course has been responsible for creating many top notch radio presenters and media personalities, including Clyde's 'Knoxy', who began her career at MFR, and current afternoon presenter Jodie McCluskey.

Radioskills, which is based at Moray Firth Radio, Inverness is the only course in the country offering the chance to learn about radio broadcasting in a working radio environment. It offers training for anyone interested in radio with a particular focus on providing better opportunities for the unemployed, or those who have left school with limited job prospects. Encouraging more women to consider radio as a possible career is also a priority. Radioskills prides itself on its commitment to community radio and its support and promotion of the Gaelic language while working closely with various projects and people within the Highlands and Islands area.

In addition to the SQA 'Certificate in Radio Broadcasting' course, which generally takes one year to complete, Radioskills also promotes the radio industry through one day Introduction to Radio courses. These are always well attended, with the next course planned for Friday 5th October.
Monster FM 106.1 will air from 3rd September for the month, and will be manned and produced by the 2012 Radioskills trainees. The annual September broadcast of Monster FM is the culmination of months of dedicated training and provides the perfect platform for practising and fine tuning the skills the trainees have acquired. Monster FM will be broadcasting great music, chat and short feature packages throughout the month of September, and want to hear from you.

They are very interested in promoting the arts and would love to hear from anyone involved in the arts with a story to tell! If you can help them to inspire, educate and enthuse about local arts on Monster FM 106.1 in September, then get in touch!

For more information about Radioskills and the Certificate in Broadcasting or Introduction to Radio courses look online.

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