Students get a hands-on way to learn the radio biz

Students get a hands-on way to learn the radio biz

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MESA, Ariz. -

Some high school radio students get to learn the radio biz in a brand new studio. A lot of the equipment is even newer and better in quality than some of the popular stations you may listen to.

The East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa has its own student-run radio station.

Louis Valenzuela and Kyler West are juniors in high school. They're pretty excited to get some new digs at their student run station -- The Goldmine.

"It's actually pretty cool, it's a lot easier to use than the old place, it looks a lot nicer too," says Kyler.

"Everyone gets their own individual studio, you have classrooms separate to teach, and you have the actual studios where you can work with the equipment," says Louis.

They learn the basics of radio, and spend half the day there with other students, putting music and news over the airwaves.

"There is not another college, high school or probably corporate radio station on the planet like this facility," says Bruce Kelly, EVIT.

"We want our students at EVIT not just in the broadcasting and band program, but in all our programs to have the top flight experience in whatever program that they choose."

"It gives you hands-on experience. Since this is one of the only facilities with its own station, you can actually go on live and get some air time under your belt," says Louis.

A fun way to learn how it all works in the real world.

Anyone can listen in, just tune in to 90.7 and 92.7 FM, The Goldmine.

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