For immediate release:
April 8, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana State Rep. Chuck Moseley (D-Portage) today presented a House Concurrent Resolution to honor all high school radio stations by establishing High School Radio Day.
High School Radio Day, to be recognized on April 24, 2013, celebrates the existence of high school radio stations in Indiana and throughout the country.
“While we have only a handful of high school radio stations, they are wonderful tools to prepare students for the future,” said Moseley. “Working for the stations teaches them communications skills, management skills, how to deal with people, and strong public speaking techniques. These students will carry the skillsets gained from broadcasting throughout the rest of their lives.”
Moseley introduced Chesterton High School’s WDSO 88.3 FM staff, including Operations Manager Michele Stipanovich.
“The idea behind Radio Day is to raise greater awareness for high school radio,” Stipanovich said. “We do a service for our community and for our students.”
Seven Indiana high schools participate in this nationwide event, including Chesterton, Indianapolis Ben Davis, Carmel, Evansville Vanderburgh, Floyd Central, Jasper, and Lafayette Jefferson.
The student staff members of WDSO 88.3 that were present during the resolution include Matthew Waters, Patrick Menn, Billy Atherton, Nathan Babcock, Nick Moreno, Sarah Duron, Brooke Sauter, and Sean Virden.
“High school radio is an excellent way for students to be involved in their school while learning important life and job skills,” Moseley said. “They do a tremendous job, and I am pleased to lead the House in honoring the hardworking students and advisors with a day to celebrate their accomplishments.”