Blunt Youth Radio Project
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A radio program is giving Maine kids an outlet for the issues that matter to them.
The Blunt Youth Radio Project produces a weekly call-in public affairs program on the Portland-based community radio station, WMPG. Students are responsible for every aspect of the show including hosting, producing and engineering duties. A typical show is put together over the course of a month by about five students.
News Center's Lee Nelson recently spoke to youth producer Ness Smith-Savedoff about some of the upcoming events being staged by the Blunt Youth Radio Project.
Smith-Savedoff said students can take their media skills to the next level at the Great Northeast Radio Rally. Media professionals will share their experience in a series of workshops on Jan. 16 at the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine.
Later that night, the Project will host an Audio Slam at the Space Gallery in downtown Portland. Smith-Savedoff said the event is modeled after a poetry slam. Participants can submit recorded audio clips on any subject that interests them. A winner will be chosen based on a four-minute sample of the clip. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 10.
For signup information and further background on both events, click here for a link to the Blunt Youth Radio Project website.