Clarkson youth radio founder on the right wavelength

Robert Muir (13) and Isaac Mulcrone (15) in the studio at Youth Jam Radio. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d472115
Robert Muir (13) and Isaac Mulcrone (15) in the studio at Youth Jam Radio. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d472115

ISAAC Mulcrone loves “waking up with people and getting them through their days”.

At just 15, the Clarkson youngster has started a digital radio station based out of his home.

As general manager of Youth Jam Radio, Isaac is involved in scheduling shows, managing staff and creating promotions and show content for its 500 daily listeners.

“The radio station takes a lot, but I manage to fit it all in my day,” he said.

“I go to school, do my academics and then I do my job.

“The station is my life and I want to make it the best it can be.”

Isaac said he had been interested in radio since he saw a 98five Sonshine FM live broadcast earlier last year.

“I loved that radio could be brought to the streets and that we can entertain people like that,” he said.

“I ended up joining the team at 98five FM as a volunteer producer and all-rounder and I am still on that team today.”

He started his own 24/7 station in February because he felt there was not a radio station for youth in Perth.

“There are stations like triple j, but they are aimed at over-18-year-olds,” he said.

“I wanted to start a station that youth and families could listen to.

“It includes youth news, music, content, events and promotions.

“Our aim is to inspire the community to do what you dream to do because Youth Jam Radio was built on a dream I have had for a long time.”

Isaac said the goal was to move the station to a studio and have FM broadcasting in the next five years.

“We are a community digital station, meaning we rely solely on advertisers and the general public,” he said.

“We get no assistance from the government.

“In the July holidays, we held our yearly fundraiser, July Appeal.

“As a small station, we didn’t expect to raise anything, but we managed to raise $88.75, which was an achievement in itself.

“We are currently trying to rent out a small space for our studio, but we need at least $400 every two weeks to pay off rent.

“At the moment, we are taking it slow by growing our audience and giving them quality radio.”

To donate, visit www.youthjamradio.tk.

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