KOYC Radio. 98.5FM

As we wind down the year 2020, we look forward to bringing in a new and less turbulent 2021. Our classes have been small (some cancelled) due to COVID, however, in 2021 we expect our media courses and other new and exciting programs to flurish at Pueblo House(s) & KOYC Radio 98.5FM. We pride ourselves as being the only local, very eclectic, radio station with youth programs, all run by volunteers. Our youth programs help kids deal with suicide prevention, bullying in schools & drug and crime prevention. We host “Story Time” on Monday’s and Wednesday’s 7 pm to 8pm. Our main goal is to keep the youth engaged in productive activity where they can learn life altering skills. One of our best youth radio programs was hosted by an 8-year-old, who ran 15 shows on a variety of topics from astronomy to dinosaurs. We ran “Sunday’s with Seth for a whole year. Seth began editing his own shows and showed incredible talent his family didn’t realize he had.

During our media classes we teach students the many facets of radio, i.e. how to create a show, program the show and editing audio. Youth learn the rules and restrictions, surrounding our non-profit low powered radio station KOYC 98.5FM, and the licensing involved.

We have a recording studio in our media house where we record young musicians and put them on our radio during the youth hour.

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Sign Up for Media Class's (Friday's 10am til 2pm)

During our last “Radio Camp” we had youth on camera’s recording, while others played instruments and then there were those who were interested in creating a music video and pulled it all together.

We have a recording studio in our media house and we will be recording young musicians putting them on our radio during the youth hour.

We also teach students the many facets of radio, i.e. how to create a show, program the show and editing audio. We teach youth the rules and restrictions surrounding our non-profit low powered radio station KOYC 98.5FM, and the licensing involved.

Our radio station is the most diverse, eclectic station around with a wide variety of genres for all. We host round table discussions on important topics in Pueblo involving the community and giving the pros and cons of subjects picked. The community is heavily involved as are the youth with programs designed specifically for younsters, like our story time hour at 7pm on Monday and Wednesdays.

Our preference is to work with “at risk” youth who would most benefit from having a smaller, more intimate group with which to engage, learn and feel connected. In other words, we want to provide a quality, life changing experience to youth. In order to do a more professional teaching we need updated computers, software and equipment with which to teach. Our present computers were all donated however, they are old and some software programs are not able to be downloaded for lack of space or memory on those computers. Since we also have a recording studio, we want to purchase equipment to record, edit and program directly to the radio station (we own & lauched in 2017). We are also in need of a good camera and a green screen so that we can teach super imposing on background techniques.

The Media classes are held in smaller classes, accommodating 6 to 8 youth at a time, and presently scheduled to run on Rriday's during the summer from 10am to 2pm. With the COVID-19 virus we ask that you call ahead to ensure times and dates: 719---250-3251.