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

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.

Hannah Williams
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from Hannah Williams, a student at Tecumseh High School in Medway. She tells us about her brother Wesley who was killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we'll hear the first in a series of new stories from the students at Centerville High School. Many of us have memories of that one teacher who made a profound impact on our education.  Nathan Eide reflects on Ms. Hall.

Blair Elmore
Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we'll hear from Blair Elmore who produced this story last spring during the presidential primary season when he was a senior at David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center.

Basim Blunt / WYSO

On this week's Dayton Youth Radio we'll hear a story Naja Long, a student at the Dayton Early College Academy, about the memory of her grandmother.

Naja Long is a student at the Dayton Early College Academy. To learn more about DECA, visit the school's website: http://daytonearlycollege.org/  Special thanks to Anne Rasmussen, Director of Community Involvement at DECA.

The Test: A Teenager Prepares for College

Oct 14, 2016
Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week on Dayton Youth Radio we have a feature from the David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center about the pressures teens face when it comes to college admissions testing.

Marcellous Woods 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.

Jibri Croon
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Ponitz Career Technology Center student Jibri Croon about teens having fun before it's time to grow up.

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