BALTIMORE - Students are busy throwing out ideas for a radio broadcast here at Wolfe Street Academy in East Baltimore. The school has teamed up with WYPR 88.1 FM and 1370AM to put on a local student run broadcast.
"I think it's pretty exciting to get to partner with a radio station and be working at a radio station," said Lucia Given, fourth grade student.
The radio broadcast is only a couple of weeks old. Radio personalities will serve as mentors.
Students will upload podcasts to the Wolfe Street Academy web page. They record and edit radio segments for the web and listeners can tune in at any time.
Students do it all from producer, reporter, radio host and engineer.
"It's a chance for us to be in an activity that we want to be in and enjoy," said Alejandro Martinez, fifth grade student.
Wolfe Street Academy is a title one school, which means 97 percent of its students receive free or reduced meals. Wolfe Street also has a large Latino population. More than 72 percent of the students are Latino.
Administrators say within the past eight years, students have achieved success with improved test scores. This radio broadcast is another way to help students succeed academically.
"It provides opportunities to support academics in terms of writing copy, public speaking, planning and inspiring confidence and supporting the community," said Mark Gatiher, Principal Wolfe Street Academy.
Thirteen students are part of the Radio Broadcasting Project. You can tune in to listen by heading to the Wolfe Street Academy radio web page at http://wsar.podbean.com/
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