Best Kids' Radio Show

Here's Listening to You, Kids, KOOP, 91.7

Nearly all media is adult-oriented. With the exception of a few magazines and Disney movies, the vast majority of reading and programming out there is produced by adults for adults. But Austin's newest radio station, KOOP-FM 91.7, has opened the airwaves to kids, creating a call-in radio talk show produced and hosted by kids. Marsha Kearns, the adult who coordinates the program, says there are four middle schoolers - ages 11 and 12 - involved regularly, choosing to delve into such topics as power, television, music, movies, violence, parents, and boy-girl relationships. "We encourage anyone to participate in any way," says Kearns. "They can do their own show or call in on a show. It's a community radio station."

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