I didn’t get the chance to do radio until I was a freshman in college, so I’m always envious of those lucky teenagers who are broadcasting from their very own high school radio stations.
Since very few high schools actually have radio stations, it’s inspiring that there are some college and community radio stations who welcome high school programmers. In fact, many college radio stations have an open-door policy for high school students, allowing them to participate just like any other DJ.
Starting this Friday, community radio station CFSI in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada will be broadcasting radio plays from Gulf Islands Secondary School students. The first in a series of 6 radio dramas will air at 9am tomorrow and episodes will continue every day next week at 9am.
“…was instrumental in developing a student radio program in partnership with Lewis and Clark Community College. The program gives students the opportunity to get on-air experience through the college radio station. She arrives at school an hour early several days a week to work with students on radio production and each summer she attends Radio Camp with her students.”
Students at her high school, Alton High, have the opportunity to broadcast over Lewis and Clark Community College radio station WLCA’s secondary channel WLCA 89.9-2. They actually share the HD channel with other local high school stations, including Civic Memorial High School (which airs content on Thursdays and Friday mornings).
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