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Radio Drake

Our school radio station broadcasts every weekday between 8:00 and 17:00. You can use the link below to tune in!

Purple Planet Royalty Free Music


A lot of the music we use for our long-form content comes from Purple Planet - a brilliant collection of royalty free pieces. You can find out more using the link below. 



8:00 - 9:00 - Classical (general)

9:00 - 10:00 - Focus Period (21st Century) 

10:00 - 11:00 - Classical (general) + Children's work

11:00 - 12:00 - Classical (general) + Children's work 

12:00 - 13:00 - Pop + Radio Council content 

13:00 - 14:00 - Focus Period (21st Century) 

14:00 - 15:00 - Pop + Children's work

15:00 - 16:00 - Pop + Children's work

16:00 - 17:00 - Pop + Children's work



A lot of Radio Drake's content gets turned into podcasts that can be listened to whenever you like. If you miss shows live, find them in our video centre or by using the links below!

Radio Council


Members of Radio Council are responsible for generating new content throughout the week. They're also the radio representative in their classroom. If you have any ideas for the station, let them know! 


Year 2 




"I’ve made a show about karate. I told people about my lessons and how to do a safe jab punch. I also made a show about swimming and the different strokes. In Radio Council, I like learning about how to record and edit the shows. I also liked setting up the radio at lunch."





"I make a show that teaches people how to play football with different skills and tips. I also update people on how my team, Thetford Bulldogs, are doing. Radio Council is good because you can you go on the radio and tell people about things you like."



Year 3




"I’ve made a piano show – I played different pieces and I taught people the notes. I also host Drake’s Treasure Chest in which I interview teachers about their favourite films, poems, pieces of art and pieces of music. I also try to encourage others to listen to the radio whenever I can. I like being in Radio Council because we get to pick the different things that go on the radio."





"I make a show called Incredible Instruments – I talk about different instruments and interview different players each week. I even play some of the music on the piano. I give my guests the chance to perform, too. I really like being in Radio Council because I have time to talk about the things I really like."



Year 4




"I make a show called Super Sport – I talk to people about their favourite sports and clubs. I have also used Canva to make posters for Radio Drake to encourage others to listen. I interviewed people on World Book Day and also used a portable microphone to record discussions with people on our 02 trip. Next, I would like to make a show about military families. I like being in Radio Council because I use the station to talk about what I have been up to."





"I interview members of the school community. So far, I have interviewed my grandfather about marathon running. Next, I will be making a show about chess. Every episode, I will tell the audience about different parts of the game. We will discuss the pieces and different strategies. I like being in Radio Council because I like learning how to use the radio station, but also using it to make interesting content."





"I make a show called Polish Word of the Week – each week, I teach the audience a new word or phrase. I like teaching other people new languages – it makes me happy. I interviewed people about World Book Day using a portable microphone. I like that I get to explore the radio world in Radio Council. I also really like using the radio technology."



Year 5 




"I make a program about poetry called Pleasure Poetry where I read out poetry that I have written. I am planning on making a debate show where people can come and discuss different topics like sweet vs savoury, Netflix vs YouTube and cats vs dogs. I like being in Radio Council because we get to think of our own ideas and make new shows. We can create things that people will want to listen to."




"My favourite thing I’ve done on the radio is Beasts of the Pasts as it explores prehistoric creatures and how they might have lived – I find that fascinating. I am working on some ocean facts that I will be using in a new show soon. As a member of Radio Council, I like how we can convince people to listen to more radio and even introduce new music and artists. It’s cool to have control over the radio station."



Year 6




"I make a show called Game Show –  in it, I review the games, talking about what they are like. I rate the graphics, the gameplay and the features of each game. So far, I have reviewed Rocket League and Minecraft. Soon, I will be reviewing Fifa 2022. I like being able to make radio shows about my interests, and I also like learning about the radio technology."




"I’ve made a show called Curious Creatures – it’s a show that tells you facts about animals. Most of the animals are obscure which makes it more interesting. I want to use the radio to compare animals to each other in the future. I like being in Radio Council because I get to express my interests – everyone in the group is openminded. We all feel happy and excited about what they’re going to do next."