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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

"Night of the Frankenclown" An Original Youth Drama

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"Night of the Frankenclown" Part 2

WKMS and the middle school kids of Calloway County Public Library bring to you an original story of terror and suspense, of a dreadful monster that turns one slumber party into a nightmarish evening of fear and chaos, that twists the imagination toward the realm of the unknown, and a night none are sure to forget until their dying day. One would think that a night with a clown would be one filled with jolly and laughter, but not on this... "NIGHT OF THE FRANKENCLOWN!"

During fall break, a group of middle school kids met at the Calloway County Public Library with WKMS Youth Radio Producer Matt Markgraf, to learn all about the radio dramas of yesteryear. In a two-hour workshop, they learned how to tell a story using voice, description, and sound effects and worked on an original spooky story for Halloween. 

The story was written, and performed by: Rachel Thompson, Elizabeth Curtis, Joz Mikulcek, Samantha Radomski, and Oskar Vazquez. Matt Markgraf provides narration and post-production. Special thanks to Sandy Linn and Emily Robertson for coordinating the event. We hope you survived to share this original story with friends and family members!

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.
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