Voices of Youth - Moab (VOY) is an interactive, community-based creative radio documentary course and project. It is designed to place area teenagers in closer touch with the history, people, and issues of their immediate surroundings. The results are fantastic. Our stories range from Rockland: a visit with polygamist leader Bob Foster by Chase Clyde to The Sponge-Bob Incident by Keegan Stewart. Voices of Youth radio is a winter trimester course at Grand County High School. Ten students selected by application learn the art and craft of audio production using iMac computers, Protools audio editing software and Marantz flashcard field recorders. The winter course is followed by a summer radioWORK experience sponsored by KZMU. Five selected students work for $7/hour for up to 100 hours making short radio features about their community. All VOY programs are first broadcast on Moab's KZMU radio.
VOY-Moab has been featured on KUER-FM 90, the NPR affiliate in Salt Lake City, Public Radio Exchange (PRX) and Generation PRX. VOY has received awards from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, The Third Coast Radio Festival and a 2006 Silver UBEE award from the Utah Broadcasters Association. VOY-Moab also won a 2006 Gold Award frm the Utah Headliners chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
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Visit Generation PRX for lots of youth produced radio -
Voices of Youth began at the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada (1999 and 2000) and has conducted the program in Fresno, CA (2002, 2003). I am able to conduct short-term audio-residencies for schools, libraries, museums, youth centers and other community groups. Contact me for detailed information.