Youngest ever radio station manager runs Fun Kids spin-off

Fun Kids has launched a new spin-off pop-up service and hired 10-year-old Martha Sheehan to run it.

Martha is managing Fun Kids Space Station, which launched on the morning of June 8, 2024, during a special sleepover event held by Fun Kids at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

It will air on DAB Digital Radio in Leicester and the Fun Kids app for the next month and focuses on space and space exploration, aimed at kids between 6 and 12 years old.

10-year old Martha has been planning the content for months and in May visited the Fun Kids UK radio studios to put her plans into action. Martha curated space themed features, the spacey music playlist and fun galactic games, facts and competitions.

Martha was hands-on in the whole process recording the features, jingles and adverts, whilst Fun Kids DJ Bex showed her how to work the studio equipment and how to line up a radio show.

Fun Kids Content Controller James Lloyd said: “We like to put young people in the driving seat. They have the most creative ideas. So when we thought about launching a space radio station just for kids, we needed someone who knew what our audience wanted to hear, and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the job Martha has done.”

After pushing the red button to launch the radio station Martha beamed and said the whole experience had been ‘Awesome’.

Craig Glenday, Editor in Chief at Guinness World Records said: “The talent and dedication of our record holders never ceases to amaze us. Martha took her role as the Fun Kids Space Station Manager very seriously and did the most incredible job – simply out of this world! Congratulations Martha, you have a fantastic future ahead of you and we are proud to have you in our record breaking family.”