Columbia College Chicago


Community Engagement Practices with High School Radio Stations


A few high school radio stations have become important training grounds for students who go on to successful careers in broadcasting. However, the widely held perception is that most high school radio stations are poorly programmed and of little use to the community, high school curriculum or for future of broadcast professionals. The time to instill curiosity in students in the field of broadcasting is when they are in high school and this project would influence ways to engage these high schools on the benefits and uses for these broadcast signals. This project has provided valuable insight into the high school student learning process regarding the broadcast media, the outreach to their communities and its possible effects on student matriculation while studying the broadcast industry.

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