Youth Radio Camp Success

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Charlotte Community Radio and Behailu Academy hosted a Youth Radio Camp for Charlotte-area teens to experience radio broadcasting; July 13-17 and we’re ready to do it again August 3-7.

Napoleon Hill said: “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” And it was all in the mind of Charlotte Community Radio Station founder Bridget B. Sullivan who shared the idea with Behailu Academy’s Executive Director, Lori Krzeszewski, Ph.D.. The belief in each others willingness to make magic happen is what made this collaboration a success.

The Youth Radio Camp is a hands­-on instruction based and experiential camp designed for middle and high school students. Charlotte Community Radio volunteers teach students the basics of radio broadcasting, the history of media communications, and its future. Completion of this camp leads to an opportunity to get on air with Charlotte Community Radio, an internet-based community radio station located at SEEDs on 36th.

Charlotte Community Radio and Behailu Academy Youth Radio Camp A Teens Point Of View Radio Show“We start with What Is A Radio and How Does It Work followed by the making of an audio piece for airing via our internet-­based radio station,” says founder and project manager Bridget B. Sullivan. Attendees learn communication skills by interviewing local NoDa business owners as well as in-field recording, audio editing and basic broadcasting skills.

In addition, Dave Harris of Studio B Mastering and Chris Garges of Old House Studios discuss the art of studio recording and engineering, while Quincy Acklen of Maker Space Charlotte facilitates a session for students to build their own transistor radios.

The Youth Radio Camp week ends with the students getting on air with their own radio show via Charlotte Community Radio.

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