BBC Radio 1 to give young people a Minute of Me

BBC Radio 1 is offering a chance for young people around the country to share what makes them who they are.

In Radio 1’s Minute of Me, he station wants to air anyone with a story to tell, from those who feel they struggle to be heard or seen by those around them, to those who feel they deserve to be celebrated and want the world to celebrate with them.

Greg James says: “During the pandemic it feels like we’ve got closer to our listeners than ever. They’ve helped us through the bleak times just as much as we’ve helped them.

“We’re not afraid to reflect real life on Radio 1, and as well as offering an escape from the sometimes harsh realities of life, we also need to use our platform to make sure as many people as possible are given an opportunity to be heard.”

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, says: “Many young people have struggled to find a voice in what has been an incredibly challenging year for us all, so we’re giving them a chance to do exactly that and tell us what they would say if they were given a national platform.

“We want people to hear directly from the next generation and listen to what’s important to them, and I’m pleased Radio 1 is able to help share their stories.”

More details and examples can be heard here.