WYSO

Youth Radio

An off-shoot of the station's groundbreaking Community Voices training project, WYSO's Youth Radio training program brings journalism and broadcasting skills like those used in WYSO's daily operations to area high school students, teaching everything from interviewing technique to digital audio editing.

 

WYSO began the youth-focused program in September 2014, partnering with Dayton's Ponitz Career Technology Center. WYSO Community Voices producer and Behind the Groove host Basim Blunt taught sixteen students in the school's Media Arts Radio Division how to produce feature stories for radio.

 

With  support from the Ohio Arts Council and the Virginia W. Kettering foundation, WYSO expanded its Youth Radio curriculum to the Dayton Early College Academy and Dayton Regional STEM school in the 14-15 school year.  The program returned to Ponitz Career Technology Center in the fall of 2015 and will visit other area schools in early 2016.

 

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee

Mandela Brown
Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week Dayton Youth has the second story in a three part series where Miami Vally teenagers discuss race.  Mandela Brown, a student at Centerville High School, reflects on his relationship with the police as an African American teenager.

Black Enough: Two Teenagers Reflect on Race, Identity and Expectations

Feb 9, 2017
Marc Williams and Taylor Felder
Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week's Dayton Youth Radio is the first of three stories from local teenagers about race. Today we meet Marc Williams and Taylor Felder, students at the Miami Valley School who reflect on their experiences with identity and expectations when it comes to race.

Demetrius Oglesby
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from former Ponitz Career Technology Center student Demetrius Oglesby about trying to balanced his love for rap music with his schoolwork and chores. 

Hear Demetrius' music here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/slopes-feat.-shaftonbeats/id1194578995

Rachel Shepherd
Basim Blunt / WYSO

On this week's Dayton Youth Radio we have a story Rachel Shepherd, a student Tecumseh High School in Medway, Ohio about the value of forgiveness and difficulty in letting things go.

Liv Lavoie
Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week Dayton Youth Radio returns with a story from Centerville High School student Liv Lavoie about her unconventional view about school, teachers and learning. 

Nicholas Vaughn
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a holiday story about the importance of family from a Tecumseh High School student, Nicholas Vaughn.

Nicholas Vaughn is a student at Tecumseh High School. Special Thanks to Michelle Peters, journalism teacher at Tecumseh High School. Learn more at the school's website:  http://www.tecumseh.k12.oh.us/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

Owen Fittz
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from Owen Fittz, a student at Centerville High School, about the sometimes rocky relationship between a teenager, his mom and his soon-to-be stepdad.

Talk to Me: A Teenager Opens Up About Mental Illness

Dec 15, 2016
Kami Flanders
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we'll meet Centerville High School senior Kami Flanders who shares her struggle with mental illness.  This story contains graphic language that some listeners may find disturbing.

Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a new story from Emma Haubach, a student at Tecumseh High School in Medway about family and being happy with yourself and your choices in life.

Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week on Dayton Youth Radio we'll hear a story from 2016 Ponitz Graduate Remi Greathouse about her family's journey to find permanent housing.

Remi Greathouse is a graduate of Ponitz CTC High School. Special Thanks to Ponitz Radio media arts instructor Joanne Viskup. Learn more at the school's website: http://ponitzctc.org/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

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