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The WKMS Youth Radio Project seeks to build a relationship with area kids who have an interest in radio. This project includes youth reporting, like Patrick Jones' interview with Murray State Basketball Coach Steve Prohm, or sound collages of local youth events like a behind-the-scenes scoop of Playhouse in the Park's summer camp production of Disney's Cinderella Kids. You'll find book reviews, commentaries, and other things created by kids, featuring their thoughts and voices. Our hope is to create a virtual community for kids that would be an online showcase of what they're doing in school, in the arts, and beyond in a way that is educational and enlightening.This project is destined to grow! If your child is interested in participating, or if you are an educator and have great sound you'd like to share, please send an email to msu.wkms@murraystate.edu.Here's a fun tutorial by Radio Rookies, from New York Public Radio:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYl5ZnwkzmESee more youth oriented programming on WKMS:Poetry Minutes 2012: Journey Stories

Youth Report: Behind-the-Scenes of Playhouse Production Disney's Cinderella Kids

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Every year, Murray’s Playhouse in the Park invites children to a week-long Summer Theatre Camp that engages them in the production of a full-length show. 90 kids signed up for the musical this year. WKMS Youth Reporters Anna-Cate Brown, Brynn Jones, and Wendy Waltrip got a behind-the-scenes scoop on the show, Disney’s Cinderella Kids.

Playhouse in the Park’s production of Disney’s Cinderella Kids runs sold-out shows this weekend, but seats are still available for additional performances at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For tickets, call 270-759-1752 or visit PlayhouseInThePark.net. WKMS Youth Project Volunteer Rusty Jones coordinated our reporters. Learn more about the Youth Radio Project and how your child can participate by emailing at msu.wkms@murraystate.edu.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
Chad Lampe, a Poplar Bluff, Missouri native, was raised on radio. He credits his father, a broadcast engineer, for his technical knowledge, and his mother for the gift of gab. At ten years old he broke all bonds of the FCC and built his own one watt pirate radio station. His childhood afternoons were spent playing music and interviewing classmates for all his friends to hear. At fourteen he began working for the local radio stations, until he graduated high school. He earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Murray State, and a Masters Degree in Mass Communication. In November, 2011, Chad was named Station Manager in 2016.
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