Kids’ Heart of Iowa Radio is on the air! To start with, you can hear five-minute segments at 3:55 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday, on KHOI Community Radio (89.1 FM in Story County, IA and parts of surrounding counties).
KHOI has partnered with Ames Public Library and Youth & Shelter Services who have provided assistance, meeting space, and equipment toward the goal of having young people’s voices, issues, and perspectives heard. Since last January I’ve been meeting with kids from around the KHOI listening area to develop a youth radio production crew. We’ve had workshops on writing for radio, interviewing, recording and editing audio — everything involved in producing and promoting their own radio show.
Each child brings their own gifts, strengths and interests, and decides what they want to do. The idea is that they in turn will teach others. They’ve been getting up to speed with Audacity (audio editing software) and writing and producing stories and skits. The kids wrote the intro music you’ll hear on the show. It’s truly their show, and in time you probably won’t hear an adult voice in it! We’ll also send some of the content to Radijojo.