An excited group of teens from Tandem Friends School has been lucky enough to partner with The Music Resource Center (MRC) and radio station WNRN in the creation of a new radio show called 30 Minute Throw Down - a unique local radio show created for and by teenagers. The show debuts on Sunday, December 1 at 11am on WNRN and will share with the listening audience what captivates today's high schoolers musically and culturally.
Tandem's students have been working on the Radio Resource Project with Damani Harrison, MRC Outreach Coordinator and teacher, for the past six weeks. They learned broadcast script writing, copy reading skills, basic on-air techniques, and program coordination. The half-hour show will feature original music produced/recorded at MRC, as well as music chosen by the students. Some of the music will be performed by Tandem singers/musicians.
The show will also feature news and movie tips. Local area teen musicians are encouraged to submit music to the program as well.
30 Minute Throw Down kicks off on December 1 at 11am with an on-air interview with Damani Harrison. The show will be featured on WNRN monthly through the spring, with Tandem Friends students in the creative seat. The MRC then hopes to continue the show with teenagers from other area schools and organizations.
Tandem's celebrated arts department fosters a jazz band, a rock band, an all-community a capella group, an 8th grade band, and several Middle School music groups, as well as producing seven theatre productions per year. There are winter and spring concerts that feature all musical groups, and visual arts electives abound. The radio project students are delighted to partner with MRC and WNRN for this additional arts (and technology) opportunity.
WNRN can be heard on 91.9 in Charlottesville; 101.1 in Waynesboro and Staunton; 94.7 in Lovingston; 103.1 in Richmond; 89.9 in Lynchburg; and 95.3 in Lexington. WNRN also streams on-line: http://www.wnrn.org/