|Michigan Schools Celebrate 3rd Annual High School Radio Day|
Nearly 60 schools from across the country participated in the 3rd Annual High School Radio Day. HSRD was created to bring awareness to high school radio stations nationwide and encourage people to listen to the programming option high school radio stations offer.
Details about the event can be found at http://www.highschoolradioday.com/.
Since there are so few high schools with radio stations, organizers hope that High School Radio Day (HSRD) will raise a greater awareness of the ones that are still broadcasting over-the-air and newer ones streaming online.
WBFH-FM (Bloomfield Hills) is the flagship station for the event and was founded by WBFH Station Manager Pete Bowers. He estimates that there are only about 200 high schools in the nation with either, a terrestrial over-the-air non-commercial, educational radio station or an internet-only or online radio station.
“The number of terrestrial stations is dropping but the number of online stations is increasing with some of those applying for LPFM construction permits,” said Bowers. “That’s why we need to unite on High School Radio Day and make the public aware of what we do, how we do it, and the service we provide our communities.”