Opening the Mic

“In the U.S. alone, there are over three dozen youth radio groups who are picking up mics and asking questions of their communities, their families and themselves,” writes Johanna Franzel on Generation PRX, a project of the Public Radio Exchange, supports this movement by providing an online space for youth radio producers to share their work, review other youth-made radio spots, and get licensed (and broadcast) by stations across the country. “There is a growing demand for youth radio producers; as their voices reach the airwaves, they are changing the face of conventional media,” writes Franzel.