Radio Evolution to put KDNK into student hands |

Radio Evolution to put KDNK into student hands

Contributed photoThe students and teachers of Radio Evolution's Radio Broadcasting Class are pictured here: (top row) Stacy Evans, Camy Britt, Steve Skinner (teacher), Garrett Popish, Sarah Nelson, Tia Thacker, Ashley Ayers, David Ackerman, (bottom row) Megan Smith, Wylie Adams, Tony Mendez, Dakota Morrison, Rachel Boyle, Stacy Stein (teacher). The group will take over the airwaves of KDNK on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m.

CARBONDALE ” Fifteen students from Basalt, Roaring Fork and Bridges high schools will take over the KDNK airwaves on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. for RUSH ” that’s Radio Under Student Hands. The show is the final project for these students who are participating in Radio Evolution’s high school Radio Broad casting Class.

Radio Evolution is a local nonprofit teaching young people about radio broadcasting. RUSH will include news and features from the teenage perspective, local musicians, live interviews and a remote broadcast. The show is the class’ “final” and is expected to show off newly acquired skills in writing, editing, public speaking, field recording and show production.

“The purpose of this class is to provide area youth with marketable skills for tomorrow’s world. We try to develop leader ship, multiculturalism and identity,” says Stacy Stein, executive director of Radio Evolution. Listeners can expect to hear a lively, varied radio program featuring youth and adult voices from throughout the valley. Topics range from underage drinking to obstacles to attending college. Man on the Street interviews will ask questions about alcohol, super powers and holiday gifts.

Radio Evolution was founded in 2000, with the mission to develop leadership, multiculturalism and identity by providing training and opportunities for youth in community broadcast ing. The nonprofit’s radio broadcasting education is made pos­sible by the Aspen Spring Board, the Chinook Fund, the Wolcott Family Foundation, the Carbondale Rotary Club, the Thrift Shop, RFTA, the Pour House, Bighorn Toyota and KDNK. Find out more at

KDNK Community Radio, based in Carbondale, can be heard at 88.1, 88.3 or 88.5 FM in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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