Youth Media

WDIY 88.1 FM is now accepting applications for its Spring 2015 Youth Media Program.

The Youth Media Program offers college freshmen and high school students in the Lehigh Valley  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 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 Youth Media Program will run from February through May, 2015. During the program, students can expect to meet at the WDIY studios two to three Saturdays per month in the afternoon.

Attendance is expected, as each week's lesson will build on previous weeks.

Students who would like to be considered for WDIY's Youth Media program,  please send the following no later than December 15, 2014 [UPDATE -- Deadline extended to Friday, December 19, 2014]: 

  • A completed application form
  • A completed teacher recommendation form  filled out by a teacher
  • A writing sample (This may be any piece of your writing including assignments turned in for class, articles in the school paper, etc.)   

Application material can be emailed to with the subject "Spring 2015 Youth Media Program" or mailed to:

Attn: Youth Media Program
301 Broadway
Bethlehem, PA 18015

There are only 8 slots available for this spring's program, so interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. 

Contact Shamus McGroggan for more information: 610-694-8100 x7 or