More and more people are tuning into the popular radio show Youth Flex, or as it better known amongst is core audience of teens, the Flex.
The Flex is aired on Radio Cayman each Wednesday at 4pm. The show deals with teen issues and aptly enough is hosted by teenagers.
The host of the Flex is 16-year-old Knolls Scott, who is nearing his 14-week tenure.
Sakenine Bush, the show’s co-host, is due to take over the host chair and Matthew Moo-Solomon will take on co-host duties. A host contract runs for 14 weeks and then the co-host takes over. This is to give as many young people interested in the electronic media a chance to get experience.
Ministry of Youth’s Coordinator James ‘Jamo’ Myles produces the Flex and ensures the message is positive and the host and co-host abide by three simples rules: no cursing, no name calling and no marl road rumours; stick to the facts.
The show’s format consists of five songs, which the host and co-host pick. Scott and Bush also conduct interviews and field calls.
Mr. Myles said Scott and Bush have to explain their choice of music. The song must be positive, contain a message or the host or co-host just has to like it.
Mr. Myles started the show in 2001 to promote the initiatives and programmes of the Ministry of Youth. Since then, the show has earned respect.
‘I have parents who have told me they gain valuable information on how to deal with their children,’ Mr. Myles said.
Knolls Scott said he has enjoyed his time as host and has gained valuable experience.
‘Hosting the show has broadened my outlook on issues and life. I believe it has made me more aware of the community and I believe I am more out going now.’