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:

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Youth Report
5:30 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

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

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.

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Youth Report
5:26 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Youth Report: Tracking US Men's Basketball at the 2012 Olympic Games

Pat in the 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.

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WKMS Youth Radio Project
9:30 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Youth Report: Basketball Camp Interview with Coach Prohm

Patrick with MSU Racers Coach Steve Prohm

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.

Good Reads YA
4:58 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Good Read: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Our Good Reads for Kids series continues with this young adult sci-fi Cinderella tale, Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This recommended read comes to us from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University.

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Good Reads Kids
4:34 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Good Read: Together by George Ella Lyon

Summer is a great time to pick up some good reads! Our Good Reads for Kids Series continues with a book for the younger ones this week, Together by Kentucky Author George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Vera Rosenberry. This book review was brought up to the station by Sandy Linn, Youth Services and Acquisitions Librarian for the Calloway County Public Library.

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Good Reads Kids
11:35 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Good Read - The Jaguar Stones, Book One: Middleworld by J&P Voekel

Summer time is a great time to pick up some good reads! Our Good Reads for Kids Series continues with book one from The Jaguar Stones series by Jon and Pamela Voekel, titled Middlworld, published in 2007. 8th grader Wendy Waltrip contributed this commentary and lives in Murray with her parents Randy and Sharon.

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Good Reads YA
3:57 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Good Read: The 39 Clues

Summer time is a great time to pick up some good reads. We launch our Good Reads for Kids Series with the popular adventure series, The 39 Clues. Wendy Waltrip lives in Murray with her parents Randy and Sharon.

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Good Reads Kids
3:00 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Good Read: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

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