Each student will end up with a booklet they create
about their experiences starting and running your own
radio station. All materials created will be placed in
Radio Broadcasts can be recorded onto a computer, and
saved for replay.
Each class will work as a
large group, with sub-groups in the larger classes to:
1. Learn vocabulary and concepts of A.M. radio
technology and history;
2. Learn the Morris Code (part of very early
3. Write radio scripts, perform in dramatics, help
create sound effects, and read commercial copy, news and
4. Learn how the technology of today (satellite
radio and F.M. radio is a spin-off of old time A.M.
5. Work in the Technology corner to see how a
simple radio works. This will involve batteries, wires
and other materials necessary to demonstrate radio
6. Listen to music from the 1940's or 1950's;
7. Read actual news clippings from the
Charleston papers for the 1940's or 1950's; and some
old-time classic radio broadcasts.
Materials and Equipment Needed:
1. A computer or computers, to do the Internet-based
matrix question activity, write and print copy-pages
(scripts), as well as record radio broadcasts; copies
of answer sheets (pre-run off).
5. Microfilm printed copies of news from the 1940's or
1950's. (Real news of the year will be reported)
6. Sample audio CD's of old time Classic Radio shows.
STUDENT JOBS (ALL STUDENTS)