Youth Radio: Frequency of the Future
By Shelley Schlender - Berkeley, California -06 May 2009
Every week, 20 high school students in Oakland, California, put together a radio show that builds friendships and communication skills. It all starts with the beginner class, at the nationally acclaimed Youth Radio Project.
The students in the after-school class each put in eight hours, every week, for 12 weeks. They learn the basics of radio production, plus multimedia skills, such as how to create a computerized hip hop beat, edit video and publish on the Internet. Then, each Friday, they produce a radio show.