Apr 01 2012

Stainburn Radio podcast comes runner-up in competition

The Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Partnership (MRWS) held a competition for young people to produce a balanced news report about a possible nuclear waste repository in West Cumbria.

Stainburn Radio entered a 4 minute podcast featuring interviews with local MP Tony Cunningham and local Councillor  Michael Heaslip. The podcast came runner-up and won the school £150 which will be reinvested in to the radio Station.

The competition, which received almost 40 entries from young people around Cumbria, was judged by two local journalists – Jonathan Lee, the editor and publishing director of the North West Evening Mail, and Samantha Parker, a reporter for ITV Border – as well as Reverend Lindsay Gray of Churches Together in Cumbria, a Partnership member.

Reverend Lindsay Gray said: “It was great to see the entries from the young people from around Cumbria. The standard of some of the entries was very good and it is great to see that they have really taken the time to learn more about the issues related to this important process.”

The competition, which challenged young people aged 18 or under to produce a news report, was organised to encourage young people around Cumbria to learn about the issues surrounding the Government’s search to find a suitable site for an underground repository for higher activity waste in West Cumbria.

Listen to the podcast here: