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Student voices, talents showcased on Dayton Youth Radio


February 11, 2015
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release

David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center students in the arts and communication pathway have been working with WYSO FM to produce radio features. Working collaboratively, students researched topics, conducted interviews, and scripted and produced their features for broadcast. The first three student projects aired in November on WYSO (91.3 FM) and included a reflection of social interaction in the wake of Beavercreek and Ferguson incidents.


“Working with our friends at WYSO to launch Dayton Youth Radio has been a terrific and meaningful experience for our students,” Ponitz radio broadcast instructor Joanne Viskup said.


In the next few weeks, eight student-produced features will air mornings on “All Things Considered” and on “WYSO Weekend.” The students and their features are as follows:

–    Logan Walker – Misunderstood: A Teen’s Exploration into Media Opportunities for Minorities
–    Raymond Warden, Jr. – Sneaker Jones, scheduled to air at 5:50 p.m., Feb. 12
–    De’Andre Stringer – Little Bru’
–    Lucien Wright III – Hood Dreams
–    Sierra Derrick – Snitch
–    Robert Henderson – (a yet untitled tribute to his late father)
–    King Jalaw Walker – (a yet untitled piece on procrastination)
–    Shakur Wortham* — (a yet untitled piece on growing up in foster care).


“What a huge opportunity for us all to work with the likes of (WYSO general manager) Neenah Ellis and (award-winning producer and WYSO host) Basim Blunt,” Viskup said. “Community and business partners showcase Career Tech Education at its best — real-world goals and deadlines, professional contacts and input, and work that reaches beyond the classroom. It’s been a journey of growth and discovery for us all. I couldn’t be prouder of these students and their accomplishments.”




*No longer attends Ponitz
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