Sand Creek Broadcast Club Visits Local Radio Station

group of 8th grade students in the radio station studio

Students from the Sand Creek Middle School Broadcast Club visited iHeart Media Studios in Latham this spring. IHeart Media Studios is the broadcast location for radio stations such as WGY 98.3, River 99.5, PYX 106, Kiss 102.3, Wild 99.9, and Fox AM 980.

The group of 8th graders toured the studios and eagerly participated in conversations with morning DJ’s Jaime Roberts and Tracey from the River. The promotions department, information technology and the news departments all hosted robust question and answer sessions with the group. DJ’s from Kiss 102.3 and Wild 99.9 also gave the group a warm welcome.

The students recorded a Public Service Announcement with on-air personality Lou Roberts. Recording and mixing of the PSA was of great interest to the students since the process altered and arranged the pitch, speed, and volume of their voices to create a seamless and polished final product. The PSA will be distributed to local radio stations to be considered for airplay. The PSA was written and produced by SCMS Broadcast Club with assistance provided by Monica Trabold, a voice actress. The SCMS Broadcast Club consists of 14 grade 8 students who write, produce, direct and act a morning show for the school daily from 8:12-8:16 am.

Listen to the students’ PSA below: