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RX Radio: Radio For Children, By Children

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19 May 2019
We asked some of the radio hosts to tell us why they love being behind the mic and sharing their voice with the world.
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The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town treats thousands of children annually, some with life-threatening diseases. But the patients here have found a unique way to share their stories. Meet the young team behind RX Radio, the first radio station in the world presented by children for children, live-streaming from a hospital.

Having recently celebrated its first birthday, RX Radio has not only grabbed the attention of listeners, but some major award shows, too. In April this year, two RX Radio hosts – siblings Yusrah (11) and Naseerah (10) du Toit – became the youngest nominees in the Internet Radio Show category at this year’s Liberty Radio Awards.

We asked some of the radio hosts to tell us why they love being behind the mic and sharing their voice with the world.

 

YUSRAH DU TOIT

 

(11 YEARS OLD: sibling of Naseerah)

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT RX RADIO:

It’s the ability to reach people, mainly children in the hospital. Knowing that these kids are very ill, RX Radio aims to make them feel better. Also that I am contributing to this as well by making a chronically ill kid feel better and to give them hope to continue with life makes me feel magnanimous. I generally just enjoy talking on radio, this makes me happy.

Just being able to be myself and talk about issues and topics that interest me is really AMAZING!!!

 

 

NASEERAH DU TOIT

 

(10 YEARS OLD: suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth or CMT which affects the nervous system)

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT RX RADIO:

Telling riddles and jokes.

Meeting new kids.

Doing interviews and training.

Meeting famous people.

To make children in the hospital HAPPY and to encourage them to never give up no matter what!

 

 

TALITHA COUNTER

 

(15 YEARS OLD: suffering from Meningoencephalitis: inflammation of the meninges and brain)

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT RX RADIO:

The reason why I love being on RX Radio is because I get to interview people about different content and we get various information from the interviews. I also love being on RX Radio because I made lots of friends and RX Radio has given me the confidence to share my story with other kids that might be living with the same condition as mine.