Teasley Middle School recently launched its Raider Radio program this school year to teach students about careers in the radio industry — while keeping their parents informed.
When parents drive onto the school’s campus, they can tune their radio to 107.7 FM to hear Teasley news and information broadcast by students and staff, according to the Cherokee County School District.
“The whole purpose of Raider Radio is to spotlight the students and the school and to keep parents informed,” Principal Dr. Susan Zinkil said in a district news release.
Technology class students learn about the radio industry, record announcements and performances by the school’s band, chorus and talent shows and act as DJs for the station.
Technology education teacher Scott Reece notes the program is an opportunity to provide his students with a real-world connection to the radio industry.
“I was a little nervous, but I thought it was cool to be on the radio,” said seventh-grader Elizabeth Erikson, one of the station’s first student DJs.
The station soon also will recognize the school’s Partners in Education, which are local businesses that donate time and money to help Teasley’s students succeed.
“Raider Radio is an easy way to thank these businesses for being the valuable resources they are and to let parents know which local businesses are helping Teasley,” Dr. Zinkil added.
Darrell Chester, who is the parent of seventh-grader, Alyssa, said they enjoy listening to the station.
“It is a nice tool to help bridge the communications between parents, students, and the school,” he said.