Mouseland's very own pirate DJ brings her crucial radio show ‘For Real FM’ to the CBeebies airwaves in a series of cool broadcasts offering listeners an entertaining insight into the life of Rastamouse and friends.
Presented by Lil Patch, her For Real FM Show can be heard on CBeebies Radio from today.
The For Real FM show will broadcast every Friday for 10 weeks and will be bursting ‘wid crucial’ songs to sing-along to, ‘bakin time wid da orphanage chef Bandulu’, ‘wicked’ character interviews, Mouseland news and a phone-in segment featuring children’s voices asking questions and taking part in a wicked memory game “Ten Second ah Tings”.
Other regular features include “Rap ah da Day” when listeners get to hear Ice Pop’s very own thought of the day delivered in his own inimitable style and Sonny puts his own spin on the weather in Mouseland, whether it be “Hot an Sunny” or “Sunny an Hot”, Grove Town’s favourite weather mouse will be out an about rappin’ his weather forecast.
As Rastamouse prepares to return to CBeebies television for a brand new series next month, (August 2012) For Real FM on CBeebies Radio provides children with new ways to interact and bond with the regular characters.
John Leagas, executive producer for CBeebies Radio, said: “CBeebies Radio allows children to enjoy listening to their favourite CBeebies characters’ latest adventures on the CBeebies Radio and podcasts. Extending popular brands beyond their television and online personas means that children will already be familiar with their favourite characters.”
Content remains available for up to seven days during which time it will be available to download as a podcast to computers, phones, MP3s or saved to a CD so the shows can provide entertainment in the car.
Other new content coming soon to CBeebies Radio includes Tree Fu Tom, Raa Raa the Noisy Lion and Mr Bloom’s Nursery.
Note to Editors
CBeebies is dedicated to delighting and surprising its young audience and it remains the UK's most watched and most loved channel for the under-sixes.
Half of the target audience tune in every week (parents and carers with children aged 0-3 and four- to six-year-olds in digital homes) with 57% saying it is one of their favourite channels. Our reach is almost three times that of our nearest competitor.
Our most popular shows include In the Night Garden, Something Special, Justin’s House and Waybuloo. New shows this year include Andy’s Wild Adventures and Tree Fu Tom together with new episodes of the popular series Mr Bloom’s Nursery and Rastamouse.
The CBeebies website is also hugely popular with our young audience and their parents and helps extend the ‘learning through play’ philosophy. Last year it averaged over 830k unique users per week.
CBeebies has been crowned BAFTA’s Children’s Channel of the Year for the second year running and is Freesat’s Channel of the Year.