WKMS Youth Radio Project

The WKMS Youth Radio Project seeks to build a relationship with area kids who have an interest in radio. This project includes youth reporting, like Patrick Jones' interview with Murray State Basketball Coach Steve Prohm, or sound collages of local youth events like a behind-the-scenes scoop of Playhouse in the Park's summer camp production of Disney's Cinderella Kids. You'll find book reviews, commentaries, and other things created by kids, featuring their thoughts and voices. Our hope is to create a virtual community for kids that would be an online showcase of what they're doing in school, in the arts, and beyond in a way that is educational and enlightening.

This project is destined to grow! If your child is interested in participating, or if you are an educator and have great sound you'd like to share, please send an email to msu.wkms@murraystate.edu.

Here's a fun tutorial by Radio Rookies, from New York Public Radio:

See more youth oriented programming on WKMS:

Poetry Minutes 2012: Journey Stories

Good Read: Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Dec 5, 2012

If you're doing some holiday shopping for a child in middle school or anyone who enjoys a simply good read, consider picking up this week's recommended read, Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead, from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University.

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.

Good Read: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Nov 29, 2012

If you're thinking about holiday shopping for a young adult or anyone who enjoys a simply good read, consider picking up this week's recommended read, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University.

Good Read: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Nov 21, 2012

If you're gearing up for some holiday shopping for a child in middle school or anyone who enjoys a simply good read, consider picking up this week's recommended read, Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University.

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.

Good Read: Wicked Years Series by Gregory Maguire

Oct 16, 2012

WKMS Youth Commentator Brynn Jones reviews the Wicked Years series, by Gregory Maguire. 

Hello, I’m Brynn Jones, here to give my review of the book Wicked, the inspiration for the Broadway musical of the same name. Book reviews are HARD to write because I can’t tell you all the reasons I loved the book because it would give too much away; but let me tell you, Wicked is probably one of the best books I have ever read in my life. 

Many of the area kids are going back to school this month, but there’s still plenty to do in the community for those looking for extra-curricular activities this fall. WKMS Youth Reporter Austin Cobb attended some classes at the Murray Art Guild, which run year-round. He interviewed his teachers, potter Reid Parrish and craftsman Wyatt Severs, and the guild’s director Debi Danielson and brings us this report.

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