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Our funded partner Reform Radio launches first ever daily morning show ‘The Get Up’

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Published Monday 28 March 2022.

Looking for a new radio show to boost your morning mood? Tune in to multi-award winning online radio station Reform Radio's first ever morning show, broadcasting from today (28 March 2022). 

Live from 10am - 12pm every weekday morning, ‘The Get Up’, hosted by Yelena Lashimba, offers a daily dose of positivity, designed to gently ease you into the day with an uplifting mix of music and chat. 

Host Yelena Lashimba is a female musician from Manchester, who first got involved with Reform Radio via their artist development programme Soundcamp, funded by Youth Music thanks to investment from the National Lottery via Arts Council England (Soundcamp, along with Reform's Rhythm Lab Records programme, took home the Outstanding Project Award at the Youth Music Awards 2021).

This led to Yelena performing at a host of festivals, including the Soundcamp Showcase for Reform Radio’s virtual stage at We Out Here Festival and Manchester International Festival. Her original song ‘Toxic’ was released on Reform’s sister record label Rhythm Lab Records.

Reform continues to support young people on their journeys to success, granting young artists and budding presenters such as Yelena with remarkable opportunities like this. Yelena talks about her ambitions for the show; 

I am really excited to create a positive, fun and friendly space for people to engage with all kinds of discussion points as well as to just listen to good music. I am also looking forward to hearing other people’s opinions and opening my perspective up to the room."

Not only will the show provide daily food-for-thought, it will work with Youth Music to have a special focus on spotlighting up-and-coming artists from across the UK. Other features will include In The Shadows, which explores behind the scenes roles in the music industry and routes into them.

Packed full of guest mixes, interviews and special guests, audiences can listen to the show every weekday morning via and interact directly with Yelena via the chat box.

Listen to the first episode of 'The Get Up' on MixCloud below.