Big Apple Students Take to BlogTalkRadio to Make Their Mark on the Community

nydailynews-01-11-11-btr1Excuse us if we gush but, like proud parents everywhere, we can’t help ourselves.

For the hosts of our GRYC Radio—high school and college students from New York City’s Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, right here in our own back yard— are profiled in today’s Daily News (which, incidentally, is America’s fifth-largest newspaper).

“A group of Queens students are airing their issues to anyone who will listen—by tuning in online,” writes reporter Clare Trapasso.

GRYC Radio broadcasts live once every two weeks, featuring news, advice segments and interviews with local celebrities and artists. The next 90-minute show airs at 5p.m. Wednesday.”

The youths’ objective, according to Walter Welsh, a program director at the council, is to be the community radio station in Queens. He adds that “Radio’s a great vehicle to spread the word about what’s going on in their lives.”

CAPTION: "If we can change somebody's outlook on anything then we've done our job," host Rocky Rodriguez (left, with co-host Marlene Carrasco) tells her hometown paper of her BlogTalkRadio show's mission.

"If we can change somebody's outlook on anything, then we've done our job," host Rocky Rodriguez (left, with co-host Marlene Carrasco) tells the Daily News of her BlogTalkRadio show's mission.

The report goes on to quote the show’s station manager, Aldona Watts, on how BlogTalkRadio can help prep the students not only for great careers but success in every aspect of their lives:

“I hope that this will give them some skills to go into broadcast and media. I hope that the show will give these kids skills, confidence and a platform to express their ideas.”

Click here to hear sample GRYC Radio.

Click here to read the full Daily News report.

One thought on “Big Apple Students Take to BlogTalkRadio to Make Their Mark on the Community

  1. Simon Applebaum

    Congratulations on GRYC Radio, and all the participating students. Wonderful to see the NY Daily News take notice, and future radio and TV talent get their first showcase via high school or college. Queens rocks!

    Simon Applebaum
    Producer/Host, Tomorrow Will Be Televised
    (Mondays/Fridays at 3 p.m. ET on BlogTalk Radio)

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