Mark, I just wanted to say what a pleasure it is to read some of the stories in Radio World. I truly enjoyed your Promo Power article about the next generation in the Jan. 1 edition.
I think that you will be happy to know that we at Shires Media Partnership are doing our part to help keep the passion of radio in our youngsters. The Vermont Association of Broadcasters recently released their January newsletter and we were delighted to find a small piece about our “Kids Rock Radio” program that we are conducting at a local elementary school:
“WBTN-AM GOES TO SCHOOL: Where will our future broadcasters come from? Commercial non-profit community station WBTN-AM in Bennington is betting on the North Bennington Graded School. The station has installed a low-power Part 15 transmitter at the school and the students are now broadcasting their own show. The ‘Kids Rock Radio’ show will be re-broadcast on the parent AM each week. Station Coordinator Brian Dempsey says the goal is to have a low-power transmitter at every school in Bennington by late 2009.”
We are doing our part and enjoying every minute of it! Just thought you would like to know.