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RadioActive Youth Media is where young people discover public radio journalism and gain access to the skills, community, and institutional resources that spur their growth as media makers. Through their stories, listeners of all ages gain a deeper understanding of young people whose voices are rarely heard by the greater public.

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Thanks for your interest in RadioActive Youth Media journalism workshops. As of fall 2023, we are on a programming pause as we re-design the RadioActive program in collaboration with KUOW staff, RadioActive graduates and mentors, and external stakeholders. 

We will not be offering a summer Intro to Radio Journalism Workshop in 2024. We expect to publicly announce the new program details and provide information about when youth can apply some time in early summer 2024. We’ll continue to do outreach throughout this school year to Seattle-area teens. We compiled a list of other local arts and media organizations with youth programs you might like to check out.

Watch this space for updates, and sign up for the RadioActive newsletter to hear program announcements as soon as they are available. 

For more information about RadioActive’s upcoming program changes, check out our community newsletter statement.

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Meet the Current Youth Producers

KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media is proud to offer the Intro to Radio Journalism Workshop each summer, and the Advanced Producers Workshop each spring. In both workshops, youth get learn about radio journalism and audio storytelling, and make audio stories that are published on the RadioActive podcast and 94.9 FM.

caption: The summer 2023 class of RadioActive Youth Media.
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The summer 2023 class of RadioActive Youth Media.
KUOW Photo/Lila Lakehart

Meet the Producers