LITTLE RADIO, especially for young children and their families
‘Little Radio’ is the UK’s digital radio station for young children and their families, offering a wide range of child friendly music from classic nursery rhymes to Disney hits, introduced by well-known voices from children’s television.
The schedule is aligned to children’s routines with upbeat content in the morning, more joining in songs and action rhymes during the day then settling down to a slower paced playlist of songs and bedtime stories in the evening. Relaxing music and dreamy lullabies play throughout the night.
There are no worrying news bulletins or advertisements simply happy, uplifting music with appropriate and positive speech content to inform, entertain and reassure children. Little Radio has played its part throughout lockdown by providing children with a much needed break from screens.
PRESENTER CHRIS JARVIS
Their audience is growing and so is the impressive rollcall of contributors. Presenters include CBeebies’ Chris Jarvis, Pui Fan Lee, Andy Day, Cat Sandion and Naomi Wilkinson from Nickelodeon and CBBC. Our guest storytellers include Jan Francis, Debra Stephenson, Michelle Collins and David Wood OBE bringing to life traditional and bespoke bedtime stories. The Little Radio website has recently added a ‘Little Library’ which includes books recommended by the station, with the option to listen again to some of their favourite stories.
The output is peppered with rhymes and ‘Little Facts’ to aid learning and language development. Little Radio presents original features such as ‘Little Yoga’, mini musicals including the radio premier of Phillip Horney’s ‘One, Two, Three Little Pigs’ performed by Gemma Hunt from CBeebies ‘Swashbuckle’ and concerts such as ‘Peter And The Wolf’ performed by the Wessex Youth Orchestra and Chris Jarvis. Saturday afternoon is party time with mini discos, games and action songs.
To hear the station, please search “Little Radio” in your app store and download the free Little Radio app, or via the website www.littleradio.co.uk You can also listen via the Radioplayer app and on Alexa smart speakers. Little Radio is currently on DAB+ in Portsmouth and Glasgow.
For more information, please visit www.littleradio.co.uk and follow them social media @LittleRadioUK