PUPILS at Kings' School in Winchester have made their second major broadcast on digital radio.

The programme was receivable throughout southern Hampshire on any digital radio and marked the first anniversary of the KARD project (Kings' on-Air RaDio).

The school is working with ntl and Capital Radio to think of new ways of using the technology.

The media students experimented with data transmission by operating a 'chat' application over the air to screens on school buses.

Jan Radnedge, head of media studies at Kings', said: "Since our first broadcast just before Christmas, we have really moved things on and started experimenting more with 'datacasting'.

The project has touched a great many students in the school, not just the few who seem destined for a career in radio! It has also helped in securing our Specialist Status in Business and Enterprise."

Simon Mason, head of new product development in ntl's Winchester-based Broadcast division, added: "It's really marvellous to see young minds at work, contributing to the development of digital radio and interactive broadcasting.

"We've provided a kind of technology 'sand-pit' to release creativity that could well influence the way this exciting new medium evolves."