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Did you know that SHINE students are on our local radio station every week? Recording a show at Academy FM is yet another activity that makes our SHINE so special!


105.9 Academy FM Folkestone is the Community Radio station for our town, and it's based in the Secondary Academy. As part of the Saturday morning activities, SHINE students work in groups to record simple radio shows, assisted by Academy FM instructor Josh Carter. The students introduce songs, talk amongst themselves, and broadcast interviews about careers and employment recorded by other Academy students - this activity is supported by the Kent Community Foundation who have supported the radio station's educational work for several years. The students benefit in a number of ways:

The SHINE radio shows are recorded every Saturday morning, and can be heard the following Sunday at 3PM until 4PM.

To find out more about Academy FM or to listen live online, please visit: