Stepping Up to the Mike

Year 11 Thuringowa Star, Willow Wells, had to get out of bed super early last Friday to be at the studio of Townsville’s Indigenous Community Radio Station 4K1G right on 6.00 am and ready to step up to the mike with Breakfast Presenter, Sista Soul.

Despite having no experience in radio broadcasting, Willow spoke confidently about Stars and gave some examples of the types of activities she and the other students do as part of the Stars program.

All activities follow the Stars Plan, which is based on four fundamental pillars of personal development – Healthy Lifestyles; Wellbeing; Education, Employment and Training; and Community Culture and Leadership.

Willow spoke with passion about how Stars is supporting her and encouraged other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women to take advantage of the support offered by the program.

The 4K1G Presenter also gave Willow some community announcements to read on-air, and she did a deadly job!

What a fantastic opportunity for Willow to explore the world of radio broadcasting. A future career in the making?