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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

Kids Write Poetry & More at the Young Authors Camp

Last week, several children from across the region, between the ages of 8 and 12, came to the campus of Murray State University for the annual Young Authors Camp. These young authors practiced writing for fun in a variety of styles from poetry to fictional stories, skits, and more, under the direction of classroom instructors. For more about this year's Young Authors Camp, WKMS Youth Radio Producer Matt Markgraf speaks with Camp Director Brooke Lovett.

Recordings from the Young Author's Camp: 

Ben Harper

ben-harper-acrostic-poem-edit.mp3

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Caroline Kim

caroline-kim-lion-wish-edit.mp3

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Claire Walker

claire-walker-little-lantern-edit.mp3

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Hannah Green

hannah-green-shining-bright-edit.mp3

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Lucinda Jane Arnold

lucinda-jane-arnold-russian-doll-edit.mp3

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Madeline Howell

madeline-howe-family-edit.mp3

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McKenna Bruce

mckenna--bruce-name-edit.mp3

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Meg Robinson

meg-robinson-russia-doll-edit.mp3

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Natasha Purcell

natasha-purcell-chickadee-edit.mp3

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Olivia Arnold

olivia-arnold-golden-owl-edit.mp3

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Ryann Niesen

ryan-niesen-my-childhood-edit.mp3

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For more information on the Young Authors Camp, contact Brooke Lovett at brooke.lovett@marshall.kyschools.us.

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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