WHAT IS THE RADIO CHRISTMAS PROJECT?
Radio Christmas began in 2008 based on a previous radio project we were involved in called Christmas Cracker.
The charity behind Radio Christmas is STREET KIDS DIRECT and the charity guarantees that 100% of all its donations go DIRECTLY to the projects they are supporting in Latin America. Both the charity and Radio Christmas was founded by Duncan Dyason, a youth worker, who has a passion for reaching children and young people on the margins of society.
The studio was built in the outdoor music room of Nigel and Alexis Curson's house in Amersham and when we went 'ON AIR' at 6am on the 1st December 2008 with Phil Parkinson. We had very few people involved in the project and only a limited number of radio presenters and technical operators. By the end of the first week we had a tremendous response from local people who embraced the concept and signed up to help. The radio station became a very special part of our community's celebration of Christmas.
The project runs all through the year ONLINE with an auto-dj system that plays our jingles, adverts and a fanatastic range of festive music for all tastes.
Every 2 years we GO LIVE, broadcasting from 1st - 26th December. For this we take over a house in Amersham and turn it into our studios and office. The transmitter is placed at Dr. Challoner's Grammar School in Amersham and we are very grateful to all those who donate so much to make this project happen.
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