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Brian Coney
24 January 2024, 13:53

Manchester's Steam Radio announces free DJing and radio course for working class people

"This is the perfect chance for a bedroom music lover to dive into the local music scene," said organisers

Steam radio's logo on a psychedelic colourful background

Manchester's Steam Radio has announced a free DJing and radio course aimed at working class people.

With funding from Ballantine and Soho Radio's True Music Radio Fund, the course has been created to help kickstart attendees' "journey into Manchester's underground music scene".

Starting on 21st February and taking place on weekly Wednesday evenings in the Steam Radio studio in Hulme, Manchester, the 12-week course is free to attend and food and travel are provided. Applicants must live in Greater Manchester, be 18+ years old and be from a working class background. 

In a statement, Steam said: “We recognise that class can be defined in a number of ways and to reflect this, the eligibility section of the application form uses a blend of widely used metrics and self-definition."

It added: "In a small group over 12 weeks, you'll get to grips with all things DJ and radio including beat matching, set planning, presenting, live broadcasting, promotion and much more. This is the perfect chance for a bedroom music lover to dive into the local music scene themself."

The deadline for applications is 7th February. Go here to apply.

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