As part of the celebrations for the launch of the RTÉjr digital channel, young people are taking over the RTÉ Radio 1 schedule.

Throughout Friday April 19th, children and young people are being featured across the schedule. Checkout some of the highlights.

The John Murray Show (9am – 10am) is being co-presented by three budding young broadcasters: Fionn Hamill, 12, from Eniskillen, Co. Fermanagh; Kenny Heffernan, 11, from Tullamore, Co. Offaly; Izzy O’Flaherty-Stewart, 10, from Clontarf, Dublin 3.

Four transition year students are taking over Today with Pat Kenny’s weekly panel discussion segment, The Gathering (11am – 12pm). The students, from Dublin, Laois and Louth, are debating the week’s top stories.

Meanwhile on Mooney (3pm – 4.30pm) reporter Brenda Donohue is broadcasting live from a Cobh classroom as students keep an eye on fledgling developments via the Mooney Nestwatch Cam and Arena (7 – 8pm) is featuring young writer Melissa Kavanagh.

The God Slot (10 – 10.30pm) is to air a debate in which four young adults discuss their different faiths and how they divided or united them. And finally Seascapes (10.30pm – 11pm) is hosted by Sea Scouts from various locations around the country.

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