You in 57 Minutes ( Y57) is a local indie news and music show dedicated to representing young adults ( 15+ yrs old) and addressing issues not covered by main stream media. The Y57 program provides a platform for local up and coming musicians to showcase their talent on live radio. A news story is featured every week on issues that come across young adults, where the program draws upon in studio discussions and live interviews to explore and uncover the topic more in depth. You in 57 Minutes is currently hosted by Amanda Jang and Falisha Ali, where the radio show is aired live every Tuesday night on Vancouver’s Co-op Radio from 8-9pm on 100.5FM. The Y57 Team is made up of a group of young and passionate journalists, music buffs, fashionistas and social media nerds who are dedicated in providing youngVancouverites with high quality, original content on-air and online.
Formerly, the radio show was known as Youth in 57 Minutes which was a youth-focused, youth-driven project with GETOUT Initiative from the City of Vancouver created as part of a Legacy program designed specifically for youth (ranging from ages 15-25) to engage youths in today’s community and to offer a space to interact with other young people on youth initiatives in the community around empowerment, youth participation and youth issues.
Y57 is your local community driven source for independent music,social issues and events.
This volunteer based radio station would be space for young people to be introduced to the world of radio broadcasting and to build communication, radio, and media skills. The project establishes an accessible space where young people and youth service agencies can share their experiences and circulate information about services and support network for youth. Kinex and KAYA launched this programme by facilitating inclusive group dynamics, providing capacity building workshops, as well as facilitation skill workshops, and youth engagement training. Some of the issues raised by past work on Y57 concerning the youth are quite varied and include: health, labour issues, resources, global issues, English as a second language, sexuality and poverty.