High School Radio Day April 23rd
April 9, 2014 at 12:06 PM (PT)
U.S. high school radio stations will come together on APRIL 23rd for the 3rd Annual HIGH SCHOOL RADIO DAY. 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 over the air and newer ones streaming online.
A website has been created to publicize the activities planned by participating stations on APRIL 23rd. Schools can register their stations on that site, which also has links to participating high schools' websites and online streams of their programming; notable high school radio grads; links to other high school stations nationwide; and a resource page with information pertinent to high school broadcasters.
HIGH SCHOOL RADIO DAY Founder PETE BOWERS estimates that there are only about 200 high schools in the nation with either a terrestrial over-the-air non-commercial, educational radio station or an Internet-only or online radio station. “The number of terrestrial stations is dropping but the number of online stations is increasing with some of those applying for LPFM construction permits,” he said. “That’s why we need to unite on HIGH SCHOOL RADIO DAY and make the public aware of what we do, how we do it, and the service we provide our communities,” he said.
Last year, 52 schools from 32 states registered for the event, up from 31 schools from 16 states the first year. Students and advisors at those stations reached out to potential listeners in their broadcast area and online encouraging them to listen and be prepared to hear creative programming not heard on commercial stations.
For more information about HIGH SCHOOL RADIO DAY, contact BOWERS at email@example.com or call (248) 341-5695.