Where are the next generations of broadcasters coming from? Quite possibly they are currently in a high school radio course. On April 22, the 4th Annual High School Radio Day celebration will be taking place. The annual event was created to help raise awareness of the dwindling number of high school radio stations and salute the ones who are still teaching our youth about radio.
High School Radio Day Founder Pete Bowers estimates that there are only about 200 high schools in the nation with either a terrestrial FM radio station or an online station. Said Bowers: "The number of terrestrial stations is dropping but the number of online stations is increasing, with some of those applying for LPFM construction permits. That's why we need to unite on High School Radio Day and make the public aware of what we do, how we do it, and the service we provide our communities."
High School Radio Day in 2012 was created after College Radio Day launched in 2011. Although College Radio Day did allow high school stations to register, organizers felt that high school stations should have their own day. More information about the event can be found at HighSchoolRadioDay.com.
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