Category : Radio
Date : 26.05.2004
is on the look out for a local family who are prepared to expose the
ups and downs of their every day lives... on air.
The station is searching for a family of three generations who will
feature regularly on the air waves over the course of a year and become
well known to listeners.
Editor Simon Cornes says: "We get glimpses of our
listeners' lives all the time through their participation in our programmes
but we very rarely get the chance to find out what happens next.
"By keeping in touch with a family for a whole year we hope to
get a real sense of what makes them tick."
He adds: "There's no such thing as a typical family
but I think we'll all be able to identify with a range of issues.
"A teenager might be taking exams, Dad might be
looking for a new job or the grandparents might be planning a holiday.
"There are highs and lows in all our lives over the course of a
year so the BBC Radio Derby Family will be sharing bad times as well
As to what the family will get out of it, Simon says: "We hope
the family will enjoy appearing on the radio and, who knows, we may
even discover some new radio talent!
"And I wouldn't be surprised if the family members
learn one or two things about each other in the process."
Chatty families who are up for the challenge can download an application
form by going to bbc.co.uk/derby or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, they can ring the BBC Radio Derby Action
Desk on 01332 370707, pop into Radio Derby's reception in St Helen's
Street, Derby or visit the BBC Bus.