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Junior Eurovision Live On Your Radio This Sunday Written by on November 18, 2016 | 2 Comments

As well as in the countries of the participating broadcasters, this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast live in the UK, Singapore, New Zealand, and the United States of America. Join the ESC Insight team live on Sunday as we bring you the JESC experience with commentary, analysis, and all the excitement from Malta.

For the fourth year, ESC Insight’s Ewan Spence will be behind the microphone to commentate on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Thanks to an arrangement between the EBU and Radio Six International, this year’s Contest will be the first to have a radio broadcast over all of the United Kingdom, as well as broadcasts in the US, Singapore, and New Zealand.

Ewan will be joined in the commentary booth by Lisa-Jayne Lewis to cover the seventeen songs, with Sharleen Wright and Ben Robertson arriving for the half-time show and the brand-new scoring system.

Time for a press release…

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest To Be Broadcast Across The United Kingdom And Beyond!

Friday 18th November 2016. Valletta, Malta and Glasgow, United Kingdom – This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast around the world, through an arrangement between the European Broadcasting Union and Radio Six International.

The Glasgow-based Radio Six ( is producing the show for a number of stations around the world in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United States of America. The broadcast allows Junior Eurovision to reach out beyond the participating nations and explore new territories.

Tony Currie, Director of Programmes at Radio Six International: “As in past years, Radio Six International is proud to be able to provide and distribute distinctive coverage to our world-wide network of affiliate stations of this annual major media event.  Our world-wide audience has been enjoying all the excitement of the JESC through our daily teatime preview programmes, and we look forward to a weekend of great radio thanks to our wonderful team of broadcasters in Malta.

The radio broadcast will be hosted by the Eurovision Song Contest commentator Ewan Spence. “Junior Eurovision is one of the most exciting contest for young singers in the world. Showcasing the energy, passion and commitment from the seventeen acts is both a pleasure and an honour. “

Additional coverage will be provided by a panel of Eurovision experts including Lisa-Jayne Lewis, Sharleen Wright, and Ben Robertson.

This year will be the first time that the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be available as a national radio broadcast in the United Kingdom through digital radio station Fun Kids (

Matt Deegan, Fun Kids station manager: “As the UK’s children’s radio station, Fun Kids is very excited to be broadcasting Junior Eurovision and celebrating the achievement of kids all across Europe. With Fun Kids available nationwide on DAB digital radio and online, we’re also pleased that Eurovision fans will be able to tune in wherever they are, at home or on the move!”

Alongside Radio Six International and Fun Kids, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest can be heard on the following stations.

KCGW 107.1 (Edgar, Nebraska)
WCGD 90.5 (Clay, Nebraska)
KLZY 99.3 (Salina, Kansas)
KMJY 88.1 (Solomon, Kansas)
World FM 88.2 (Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand)
World FM 88.2 (Marahau, New Zealand)
247 Disco Heaven (Singapore)
103 The Eye (Melton Mowbray, UK)

Join us as we bring Junior Eurovision to world both online and over the air.

About The Author: Sharleen Wright

Sharleen Wright is the co-founder of ESC Insight and a freelance journalist and researcher. She has previously worked for numerous community radio stations in Sydney Australia, and contributed to the wider world of comedy holding production and promotions roles at both the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Her written words have appeared online, as well as The List magazine, and numerous fanzines on the topics of television and specifically, Eurovision . She is currently based in Australia and undertaking research on food and event tourism. You can follow Sharleen on Twitter (@sharly77) and Facebook (

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2 responses to “Junior Eurovision Live On Your Radio This Sunday”

  1. Chance says:

    Ah Yes, Nebraska and Kansas. Certainly hotbeds of JESC fandom.

  2. Robyn says:

    I had to google Maharau. It turns out it’s a tiny seaside settlement at the top of the South Island. And they have a community radio station! But the good news for the rest of NZ is that World FM have streaming on their website.

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