Radio evolution is something I wax enthusiastic about on a regular basis. The merging of broadcast technologies and Internet-based secondary delivery systems is a topic near and dear to my heart. That is not what this article is about, however.
Today when we speak of Radio Evolution, we will be talking about a program of that name in the Colorado area. In their own words:
Radio Evolution is a non-profit organization that serves youth and the entire community in a very unique way. We are now offering semester-long school accredited classes in broadcasting, interviewing, public speaking and audio production, culminating in a two-hour radio program. We collaborate with KDNK community radio to provide experiential education to local youth.
Our mission is to develop leadership, multiculturalism and self-identity by providing training and opportunity to local youth in community broadcasting.
This is a wonderful program, training the broadcast pros of the future while they are still young. In my opinion, it is just like learning a musical instrument, something best started at an early age. Partnered with KDNK, Carbondale Community Access Radio, they broadcast several hours of both English and Spanish language programming produced by the students involved.
Since the year 2000, over 550 students have participated in the program, not only learning broadcast and production skills, but also developing the media savvy needed to navigate the modern age. Could the next Wolfman Jack come out of this program? We shall see…
Image courtesy of Radio Evolution