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Blue Peter hails young local radio star

[Wednesday 10 November 2010]

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A Yorkshire primary school girl who presents her own local radio show has been interviewed by producers of the children's TV programme Blue Peter.

Researchers on the show spoke to Daisy Watkiss from Crosshills with a view to her appearing on the BBC’s esteemed children’s magazine show later in the year. Primary schoolgirl Daisy, who is only 9 years old, presents her own one hour long show for children each week on the community radio station Drystone Radio.

Her show "Crazy Daisy's Lazy Saturday" runs every weekend from 12 till 1pm on Saturdays, with a mixture of music and informative chat for the children of the area, broadcasting online and to the southern Yorkshire Dales and into East Lancashire on 106.9 FM.

The Blue Peter researchers found out about Daisy's story when she wrote in to apply for one of the show's coveted badges and they were so impressed by her achievement they telephoned her at home to find out more.

While Daisy awaits a filming date the show's researchers are trying to establish whether Daisy is the youngest radio presenter on air at the moment in the UK. Currently the record for the youngest ever radio presenter is held by an American girl Kimberley Perez who began broadcasting her show at the age of 5, but Daisy looks to hold the UK spot.

Station Manager David Adams explains “Daisy’s enthusiasm is an inspiration and we’re delighted that her hard work in putting together the show each week is being recognised in this way.”

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