Student Programming

North High School On the Air

  • The North Academy of Arts & Communications (NAAC) engages students as they study humanities and the sciences through the vehicle of the arts. Fine arts are studied in depth from six disciplines: dance; instrumental and vocal music; radio broadcasting; theater and public speaking; and digital music and video production.
  • Students at North may choose the radio broadcast program throughout their four years as an elective.
  • This course provides students the opportunity to broadcast live or voice-track 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday. Students learn a variety of skills, including writing, researching, recording, mixing and editing audio files and students gain a sense of accomplishment and confidence. To quote a former student: “I learned how to communicate with people.”
  • Project-based learning helps students hone communication and team building skills.

School News

  • KBEM produces School News, a series of one-minute reports from Minneapolis Public Schools.
  • K-12 students have an opportunity to write and voice thirty second news reports about what is happening at their school, from learning multiplication tables to presenting book fairs.
  • School News airs weekdays, once an hour from 6:49 a.m.  to 6:49 p.m.

Student Involvement

  • Students from schools throughout the district are eligible for service credits through after-school programs.
  • During the summer, 8 to 10 paid student interns work at KBEM in advanced media production as well as intensive specialized studies with staff mentors in electronics, music programming and station management. KBEM works with Step-Up/Achieve to hire students from Minneapolis.

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