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This week, we're bringing back Dan Pettegrew to tell us about the upcoming High School Radio Day event which will be on Wednesday, April 23rd.
HSRD is a day dedicated to high school radio stations where students and advisors can celebrate the uniqueness of their program and make their community, their state, the whole country aware of what they do and how they do it. Terrestrial and internet-only (online) radio stations located in high schools around the United States are participating in this event. The students and advisors who work at those stations are the stars of the day.
Any radio station in a high school should celebrate it's existence because there are so few of them nationwide. In Michigan, 1% of the high schools in the state have a radio station. And that number is dropping. Any station still on the air is sometimes considered a "survivor" when other stations have gone dark due to school district budget cuts. Generally, only 1-5% of the students who attend a high school actually work on the radio station. Students and advisors are uniting as one on one day a year because it needs to happen. The plan is to develop a nationwide high school radio network for year-round activity.
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