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

Avery Woodruff
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Miami Valley School student Avery Woodruff about looking for stable ground in relationships and in life.  

Avery Woodruff is a student at the Miami Valley School. Special thanks to Lindsey Cummings, social studies teacher at the Miami Valley School. Learn more at the school's website:  http://www.mvschool.com/

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

Body Armor: A Teenager's Journey Through Grief

Apr 20, 2017
Summer Smith
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from Summer Smith, a student at David H Ponitz Career Technology Center sharing her thoughts on grief and family. 

Summer Smith is a senior at 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.

Kayleigh Morris
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Stivers School for the Arts student Kayleigh Morris about the true meaning of friendship.

Kayleigh Morris is a student at Stivers School for the Arts. Special thanks Leslie Rogers and Eva Maksutis of the Creative Writing Magnet. Learn more at the school's website: http://www.stivers.org/

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

Seth McDermott
Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Centerville High School student Seth McDermott, who reflects on the one decision that changed his life forever.

Evangeline Lyon
Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from a Evangeline Lyon who says that she's different from other students at her private high school.

Lydia Turner
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we present our our first story from the students at Stivers School for the Arts about a teenager and her father's unique occupation.

I Love Myself: A Teenager Tackles Body Image

Mar 3, 2017
Kaylynn Lorene
Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week on Dayton Youth, we have a story about body image from Ponitz Career Technology Center student Kaylynn Lorene, who says she loves her body.

Kaylynn Lorene is a senior at 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.

Travis Grile
Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week on Dayton Youth Radio we have the final segment of a three part series where Miami Valley teenagers talk about race. Travis Grile, a student at Centerville High School, reflects on his relationship with the police as the son of an officer.

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.

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