Words of Youth From the Rock of Whidbey is a radio series written and produced by middle and high school students on Whidbey Island in Washington state.
Words of Youth began as a way to include guests, visitors and friends of WhidbeyAir’s show Positive Vibrations host Desirae in the radio process without them having to produce their own show.
Thanks to Positive Vibrations host Desirae and her engineer Lexi for embracing this project and helping each of the Words of Youth participants understand the process.
Words of Youth has been folded into the 3 year old Youth Radio Lab Program at WhidbeyAir. Participants, with permission from their legal guardians, come to the WhidbeyAir studio once a week to design, write, record and develop each episode of Words of Youth.
The first Words of Youth episode “Inspiration” was a collective effort by all of the Whidbey students involved. Each participant worked hard to make this episode the best it can be. In the future many more episodes will be produced by the Words of Youth on the Rock of Whidbey team.
WhidbeyAir would like to thank all of the parents and guardians of our Words of Youth participants for their permissions, and for bringing their kids to and from the WhidbeyAir studio for writing and production meetings.
With only an hour and a half each week to work on this project WhidbeyAir is proud of each of our Words of Youth participants.
At the bottom of this post you’ll see the listen link to hear the Words of Youth first episode “Inspiration”, but before you get there enjoy the following photos of the Words of Youth team in action in the WhidbeyAir studio.
And now ENJOY the first episode of Words of Youth from the Rock of Whidbey.