Express Yourself! Young Adult Radio Host and Reporter Positions
Thank you for wanting to participate in our unique opportunity for youth to be reporters and hosts on the radio. All participants must sign an Appearance Release Form. Express Yourself!(tm) is available to English speaking youth ages 10 and older. The program has no religious or political agendas. All participants under the age of 18 must have permission from their parents or guardians and sign the Minor Media Release Form.
Express Yourself!(tm) is a weekly radio show brought to the airwaves as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!(r) charity giving youth across the world a voice to be listened to. Broadcast on the Voice America Kids Network, Express Yourself!(tm) boasts teens and young adults who are coached to be hosts and reporters by producer, Cynthia Brian. Each week a different theme is presented based on one of the chapters from the book, Be the Star You Are!(r). Guests are interviewed by the hosts and include authors, experts, athletes, film and TV stars, musicians, entrepreneurs, social media celebrities, and more.
The program pre-records via SKYPE on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00pm PT and airs the following Tuesday at NOON PT. Broadcasts reach 132 countries. Archives are kept at http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself. Photos and descriptions can be found at http://www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.com
Radio hosts and reporters have the opportunity to have letters of recommendation and references written for them for college and jobs by Executive Director, Cynthia Brian. This is a rare opportunity for young people to get hands-on training in communication skills, radio broadcasting, journalism, scriptwriting, and interviewing techniques by an esteemed media coach. Read praise: http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/be-the-star-you-are-inc/
Before submitting, please read the fee and age requirements for training. Fees CAN NOT be waived. Only submit if you will be dedicated and fit the requirements. Make sure to listen to the program before applying for a position.
Ages of all on-air reporters participating in the program must be 10-25. Participants must fill out the Be the Star You Are!(r) volunteer questionnaire and submit a one time-tax deductible registration fee of $25 and a mandatory broadcast training fee of $300 (total $325) to Be the Star You Are!(r) . The fees can be paid via PAYPAL GIVING FUND (100% goes to the charity) at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3 or by check sent to Be the Star You Are!(r), PO Box 376, Moraga, Ca. 94556.
COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS: For each 12 minute segment hosted, a reporter receives one hour of community service credit due to the research requirements. Hosts receive 2.5 hours of community service credit for each one-hour program due to the extra preparation time.
RADIO PROGRAM INFO:
The program is divided into 4 segments, each 12 minutes long, with a station identification break and PSA between each one. A radio clock will be provided with training on how to keep on time.
All shows will be PRE-RECORDED using SKYPE to connect with the Voice America Network studios in Arizona. We record Wednesdays from 5:00pm -6:00pm PACIFIC and each person must be on SKYPE at least 15 minutes before scheduled record time. Each reporter must have an EXTERNAL microphone and headphones or headset to use SKYPE and be connected via Ethernet or cable.. In cases of emergency, SKYPE via cell phone may work. Shows are not edited
This radio show will also be uploaded to the Express Yourself!(r) web site at http://www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.com as well as live on Voice America Kids on Tuesdays at Noon, http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself
Every person associated with the program will be required to post weekly information to social networking sites to help publicize our radio show.
Each weekly program features one to four volunteer reporters. Each reporter decides what his/her special focus for the show will be. Reporters must email Cynthia Brian his/her script at least THREE days in advance of the recording. Segments to be about 6 minutes of the report plus 10 questions as prompts for the hosts and a short bio of you. All reporters must be able to improvise and have a fun conversation with the hosts. Our reporters are always in the first and last segment with a different reporter in each.
More information will be provided. If you have any questions, please email info@BetheStarYouAre.org
This is a rare and terrific opportunity for a young person to become a better communicator, learn to think on your feet, have the opportunity to interview influential people, and become a radio personality with your viewpoints heard throughout the world.
Express Yourself! Teen Radio
"Where teens talk and the world listens!"
Voice America Kids Network: http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself