Youth Media

Please note: The application period for WDIY's Spring 2016 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 program is provided free of charge every spring and is open to any students age 14-18 in the Lehigh Valley area.

No previous experience in radio or journalism is necessary, as students selected for the program will receive instruction in the following areas:

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

Each session will meet for two hours and, over the course of twelve meetings, students will produce a series of projects that demonstrate their skills and ability to produce radio and multimedia programming.

Meetings for the Spring 2016 Youth Media Program will run from February through May 2016. If you missed the application window for this year's program, consider applying for the 2017 program. WDIY conducts the Youth Media Program every spring with the application period opening up in the fall.

WDIY thanks the following for their support of the Spring 2016 Youth Media Program:

  • The Rider-Pool Foundation
  • The Charles H. Hoch Foundation
  • Just Born
  • The Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Charitable Trust