About Radio Christmas
Radio Christmas began in 2008 based on a previous radio project we helped with called Christmas Cracker.
Radio Christmas is a project of STREET KIDS DIRECT a Registered Charity in England and Wales (No. 1102894). The charity guarantees that 100% of all its donations go DIRECTLY to the projects they are supporting in Latin America. Both the charity and Radio Christmas was founded by Duncan Dyason, a youth worker, who has a passion for reaching children and young people on the margins of society.
Our first studio (photo right) was built in the outdoor music room of the Curson's house in Amersham and when we went 'ON AIR' at 6am on the 1st December 2008. We had very few people involved in the project and only a limited number of radio presenters and technical operators. By the end of the first week we had a tremendous response from local people who embraced the concept and signed up to help. The radio station became a very special part of our community's celebration of Christmas and has now turned into a very professional setup without losing the amateur nature and feel of the station.
The radio station is run entirely by a large team of volunteers, many of them children and young people. We are grateful to all those who work tirelessly to help us produce some great festive cheer around the world.
Thanks to those who work in the programmes we support in Latin America, these are our real heroes.
Every other year radio Christmas comes LIVE from Amersham in the UK. Broadcasts start on the 1st December and run through till Christmas Eve.
On alternate years the live broadcasts come from Guatemala and Honduras and run the 12 Days of Christmas from the 13th-24th December.
This year, 2019, we are live from Guatemala and Honduras.