How to Report Your Own Story from Radio Rookies and Hive NYC

September 18, 2013 in GPRX Blog by Jones Franzel

Happy day! Radio Rookies and Hive NYC have paired up to create an animated short video that answers that perennial youth radio question: What should my story be about?

Along with the video is a blog post full of prompting questions and suggested activities to get your wheels turning. Now all you have left to do is make your story and post it to PRX!

Social Media Roundup: The Latest Greatest

August 28, 2013 in GPRX Blog by Jones Franzel

In case you missed what we've been talking about 'round the GPRX (virtual) water cooler:


Radio Rookies DIY Vox Pop Video

December 10, 2012 in GPRX Blog by Jones Franzel

Everything you needed to know about how to make a well-produced vox pop in 3 fun minutes. Thanks Radio Rookies!

Promotion in Doubt by AJ Frazier of Radio Rookies

April 7, 2010 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

ajfrazier_mediumAJ Frazier, over there on the right, is your average teenager: smart, funny, filled with potential and of course, a terrible underachiever. I can relate.

He did a report for Radio Rookies in New York City about what it meant for him when the New York City Department of Education raised the standards for passing the 8th grade and ended social promotion. That's the practice of letting failing students head on up to the next grade so they can stay with the people they relate to socially.


Coverage of youth in the media rarely represents what young people are truly facing, thinking and saying. By helping young people reach WNYC's audience of more than one million weekly listeners, WNYC's Radio Rookies has become an integral part of the station.

- Radio Rookies on who they are and what they do.

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Music in this episode is by a cool guy named Treacle from Chicago. Check out his tracks on, which is also where I spend much of my broadcast time.