Step into the shoes of a radio broadcaster on the WAF Young Reporters scheme with Riverside Radio. Learn how to conduct an interview for live, on-air radio broadcast over multiple sessions.

The first session will introduce you to Wandsworth Arts Fringe, the history and the variety of acts that are participating. You will then learn how to prepare for an interview based on a press release and how to plan out questions that will engage the listener and help get the key messages across. During this session each Young Reporter will be assigned an act from the Wandsworth Arts Fringe programme, and with help from some of the Riverside Radio Arts team, we will give you some tricks of the trade and make sure you are ready and excited for your interview.

In the follow up session, each Young Reporter will interview their assigned act, behind the mic in the Riverside Radio studio. You will learn how to set up the mics and recording software for the interview and have an introduction to editing an interview, so it is ready to be broadcast live on air.

Finally, the Young Reporters will attend a Creative Networking Session with support staff where they will network with artists in the industry and explore careers in the arts.

Session Dates

Each participant will need to attend 3 sessions:

Session 1: Tue 16 May, 5pm – 7pm at Riverside Radio, Battersea

Either Session 2 or 3:

Session 2: Tue 23 May, 5pm – 7.30pm at Riverside Radio, Battersea


Session 3: Thu 25 May, 5pm – 7.30pm at Riverside Radio, Battersea

Session 4: Sun 25 June, 7pm – 9.30pm at The Arches at St Mary’s Church, Putney


You must be aged 14 – 19, attend school or live in Wandsworth borough and be able to attend all sessions. Support is available with travel costs, if required.

To Apply

Please complete this form by 5pm Mon 8 May, you will hear back on the outcome of your application by Fri 12 May.

WAF Young Reporters is facilitated by Riverside Radio and funded by Wandsworth Council.

Image features Group 64 who will be bringing their play JOY to Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2023.