Youth Radio

Good Read: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Dec 18, 2012

If you're doing some holiday shopping for a young adult or anyone who enjoys a simply good read, consider picking up this week's recommended read, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. Also, hear a follow-up review from WKMS Youth Radio Project's Brynn Jones.

Youth Report: LBL Fossil Hunt

Dec 3, 2012
Claire Fuller

Did you know that this region was once part of an ancient body of water called the Western Interior Seaway? A large inland sea pushed countless numbers of fossils into this area in the mid-to-late Cretaceous period. WKMS Youth Reporter Aaron Sikkel went on a fossil hunt at Land Between the Lakes with Naturist Andrea Woody  in search for Brachiopods, Trilobites, and other weird looking creatures that called western Kentucky home over a billion years ago.

Youth Report: Paducah Symphony Orchestra's Children's and Youth Choruses

Nov 30, 2012
Brian Black & Rusty Jones

Earlier this month Patti's hosted the Paducah Symphony Orchestra Children's and Youth Choruses for the lighting of its extensive display of illuminated trees and buildings. WKMS Youth Radio Project correspondents Brynn and Patrick Jones and Sam Mitchell performed and Dr. Rusty Jones of the Murray State Department of English and Philosophy recorded the music of the evening, plus assisted Brynn, Patrick and Sam in interviewing Dr. Amy Alcoin, Director of the Youth Chorus, and Dr. Bradley Almquist, Director of the Children's Chorus.

Youth Report: Ed Hochuli on Being an NFL Referee

Oct 19, 2012

NFL referees returned to the gridiron recently after a brief strike which saw replacement referees calling important games. Nine-year-old WKMS Youth Reporter Patrick Jones scored an interview with one of NFL's most famous official referees, Ed Hochuli. He was ranked by ESPN as one of the best referees in the business. More recently, you'll find him on the cover of the October issue of Sports Illustrated. Patrick spoke with him over the phone, from our studio.

Rusty Jones

The 2012 Summer Olympics begin in London this weekend, with the opening ceremony scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. on NBC. WKMS Youth Reporter Patrick Jones is keeping a close eye on how the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team fares in the exhibition games and brings us this analysis.

Youth Report: Basketball Camp Interview with Coach Prohm

Jul 15, 2012

We kick off our WKMS Youth Radio Project with an interview by 9-year-old Murray Elementary School student Patrick Jones. He recently attended a basketball camp organized by Murray State Men’s Basketball Head Coach Steve Prohm. He scored a few minutes with Prohm to talk about the Racers’ upcoming season and the celebrated “ice cream shot.”

Special thanks to Patrick’s dad, Rusty Jones, for coordinating the interview.

See also a gallery of Good Reads for Kids.