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

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.

Good Read: Matched by Ally Condie

Aug 2, 2012

Summer time might be winding down, but it's still a great time to pick up some good reads! Our Good Reads for Kids Series continues with Matched, the first book from Ally Condie's dystopian trilogy. WKMS Youth Project Reporter Brynn Jones contributed this commentary.

Youth Report: Behind-the-Scenes of Playhouse Production Disney's Cinderella Kids

Jul 27, 2012

Every year, Murray’s Playhouse in the Park invites children to a week-long Summer Theatre Camp that engages them in the production of a full-length show. 90 kids signed up for the musical this year. WKMS Youth Reporters Anna-Cate Brown, Brynn Jones, and Wendy Waltrip got a behind-the-scenes scoop on the show, Disney’s Cinderella Kids.

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.