Student Programming

Minneapolis Students On the Air

  • Minneapolis Public Schools Career & Technical Education (CTE) career pathway programs engage students in career-connected learning starting as young as kindergarten through high school graduation.
  • Students at the CTE Tech Center, co-located with KBEM, engage with content and technical skills associated with Creative Media Production and Radio Broadcasting.
  • The Creative Media Production/Radio Broadcasting pathway 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: writing, researching, recording, mixing and editing audio files. Students gain a sense of accomplishment and confidence. To quote a former student: “I learned how to communicate with people.”
  • Students from across the Minneapolis Public Schools district can enroll in the Creative Media Production/Radio Broadcasting pathway program regardless of their zip code.
  • Project-based learning, available through engagement with broadcasting professionals at KBEM, helps students to understand the broad range of opportunities in the radio broadcasting industry and helps students hone communication and team building skills.

MPS Voices

  • Students who are enrolled in Creative Media Production courses through Career & Technical Education at Minneapolis Public Schools will be also have opportunities to contribute content to MPS Voices in several various ways, including podcasting, show hosting, production, editing, voice work and more.
  • We believe MPS Voices can be a central hub for audio content for Minneapolis Public Schools, by Minneapolis Public Schools, allowing students and staff to showcase their skills and talents for a listening audience

School News

    • Jazz88 produces School News, a series of brief reports from Minneapolis Public Schools.
    • K-12 students write and voice thirty-second news reports about what is happening at their school, from learning multiplication tables to restoring classic cars.
    • School News airs weekdays, once an hour from 9:49 a.m.  to 2:49 p.m.

Student Involvement

    • Students from schools throughout the district are eligible for service credits through after-school programs.
    • During the summer, several paid student interns work at Jazz88 in advanced media production as well as intensive specialized studies with staff mentors in electronics, music programming and station management. Jazz88 works with Step-Up/Achieve to hire students from Minneapolis.

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