Sable Radio launch initiative for young Black people in Leeds


This week, Leeds-based station Sable Radio launched ‘Resound’, a new initiative to support four young Black people interested in pursuing a career in radio and other creative industries.

The programme is designed to be a full introduction to radio broadcasting, sound engineering and live event production. Across three months, participants will receive training, mentorship from industry professionals, including Martha, Tobi Kyeremateng, Fish Krish, Ifeoluwa and Isaac Hyman, and access to a series of masterclasses run by Resident Advisor. They will also be given £1,500 for 15 days of work at the studio and £1,000 to develop their own project. 

“This project comes at a really exciting time for us at Sable,” says co-founder Baile Ali. “We’re in the process of finishing a new website and visual identity and have a lot of new projects/commissions coming up in Spring, so hopefully the participants can get some good practical experience having spent the last year inside. Workshops and mentoring has been really central to what we do as a station so it feels great to bring all of that together under one programme and support young Black creatives in a city with such a white dominated music/arts scene.”  

The programme is open to Black people aged 18-25 and living in Leeds. Those who fit the bill can apply via a short form or voice note by 5pm, Monday 5 April 2021.

Resound is run in collaboration with Youth Music, Launchpad, DJ Mag, Resident Advisor and Red Bull.

For more info in how to apply click HERE.