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Well done Finn Rowden, 12, who became Hope FM's youngest ever anchor-presenter when he took the helm of "Generation Y".

Finn, who is in Year 8 at Ringwood School, lives with his parents and sister in Ringwood and is a keen hockey player, sailor and scout. His love of music and technology has inspired him to want to be a radio DJ since he was 6 years old.

It was a chance meeting with Hope FM's Station Manager during an outside broadcast at the Ringwood Family Festival earlier this year that finally gave Finn the opportunity to share his love of radio, which resulted in him being invited on to a Presenter's Training course at the station.

Says Kevin Potter, radio station manager: "From the outset I was impressed by Finn's enthusiasm as well as his grasp of things radio. After just a few practical lessons he had the technical stuff under his belt and was showing all the signs of a potentially brilliant radio presenter."

Finn's dreams of working on real radio came true early for him when the presenter of a youth programme on the station left to attend university, and Finn was offered the position as new anchor. Not only has a dream come true, but he now holds the record for being the youngest ever presenter on this Bournemouth community radio station!

Tune in to listen to Finn between 1pm - 3pm Saturdays on 90.1FM or via streaming on TuneIn or

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