High School Radio Day 2013 Happens On April 24th
March 28, 2013 at 12:24 PM (PT)
High school radio stations in the UNITED STATES will come together for one day of celebration APRIL 24th when High School Radio Day 2013 is scheduled after a successful inaugural event last MAY. Since there are so few high schools with radio stations, organizers hope that High School Radio Day (HSRD) will raise a greater awareness of the ones that are still broadcasting after so many have been shut down due to school district budget cuts.
A website has been created to publicize the activities planned by participating stations on APRIL 24th: www.highschoolradioday.com. Schools can register their stations on that site with a link to their station website. The day will include live broadcasts from different high school stations around the country on the HSRD website. There will be links to station streams also on the website.
High School Radio Day was created after College Radio Day launched in OCTOBER, 2011. Though College Radio Day did allow high school stations to register, organizers felt that high school stations should have their own day. High School Radio Day Founder PETE BOWERS (Station Manager, WBFH/BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI) decided to hold the day MAY 16th last year. The first U.S. high school radio station, WNAS, went on the air in MAY, 1949.