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Radio Derby - it's a family affair

Category : Radio Derby
Date : 26.05.2004
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Radio Derby 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 good."

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 or email


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.




Category : Radio Derby
Date : 26.05.2004
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