Next Wednesday, April 22nd marks the 4th annual High School Radio Day. Inspired by College Radio Day, the event is a celebration of high school radio. So far, 69 stations have signed up to participate in the day (see a list here). On the High School Radio Day website, stations can register for the event, get information about a few high school school radio discussion groups, as well as learn about a new high school radio app.
I feel lucky to have visited a handful of high school radio stations (my most recent trip was to see Bellarmine Prep’s station KBCP in San Jose this week – I’ll post a full report next week) and would love to see more. In honor of High School Radio Day, here are a few of my high school radio station tours:
2009 Tour of WGBK-FM at Glenbrook South High School (Glenview, Illinois) – see more on the WGBK website
2014 Tour of WLTL-FM at Lyons Township High School (La Grange, Illinois) – see more on the WLTL website
I’ve also visited a few stations located at high schools that can’t really be considered high school radio stations, since the majority of programming is not created by students. Those stations include KCEA-FM at Menlo-Atherton High School (see my field trip here) and community/public radio station KALW-FM at Burton High School in San Francisco (see my field trip here). Both stations have had some student involvement over the years, so they still deserve a mention.
If you know of special events planned for High School Radio Day, please let us know in the comments.
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