WDIY's Youth Media Program

The application period for the Spring 2017 Youth Media Program is now closed.




The Youth Media Program offers Lehigh Valley high school students  a chance to gain first-hand experience in radio production under the guidance of experienced professionals. This program is recommended for students looking to gain skills or experience for career fields such as:

  • Broadcast media
  • Journalism
  • English/writing
  • Marketing/promotions

The goal of the Youth Media Program is to give high school students an opportunity to gain exposure to professional-level activity in journalism, communications, and radio broadcasting; our program takes this experience out of a traditional classroom and provides students with opportunities to engage with peers, while also interacting with the tools and equipment used by professional media outlets.


The program is provided free of charge every spring and is open to high school students age 14-18 in the Lehigh Valley area.

No previous experience in radio or journalism is necessary, as the Youth Media Program will guide students through a curriculum including:

  • Writing and voicing for radio
  • Interview techniques
  • Use of recording and production equipment
  • Editing recordings for broadcast

Meetings for the Spring 2017 Youth Media Program will run from January through May 2017. Each session will meet for two hours and, over the course of 10-12 meetings, students will produce a series of projects that demonstrate their skills and ability to produce radio and multimedia programming.

For support of the Youth Media Program, WDIY thanks:

  • The Air Products Foundation
  • The Charles H. Hoch Foundation
  • The Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Charitable Trust