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In Stereo...the WVBF jingle package

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Your first job in your college senior year was as this rock 40 station and you get to play these jingles...crank it up.

The WZZD jingles

I used these for about a year in Philadelphia. Here they are for the first time in Stereo.
They awful voice tracks with the EvenTide harmonizer were never used. The voice over guy is the late Al Jazzbeaux Collins.

Open call for Project Coordinator - youthmedia.eu

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Originally posted as PDF at


Source: http://www.youthmedia.eu/posts/595-be-part-of-the-next-youthmedia

Berlin, 20th of August 2013


We are searching for a new volunteer project coordinator for our

European photo platform. After eight years of existing, we want to

relaunch the platform and give it into the hands of a new generation of

enthusiastic media makers. You can view the existing community on

jugendfotos.de, ungbild.se and youthmedia.eu.

The new team is free to change everything based on the following


• Europe-wide platform for young photographers

• exchange of photos between young media makers

• the platform is open to experienced young photographers as well as

newbies to learn and evolve

• Support of creative common licenses

You should

• have a vision for the future of the platform

• be younger than 30 years

• speak fluent english

Coordination tasks

• analyse the existing community and draft a concept for the platform

• cooperate with the development team to create the new platform

• find a team of volunteers to run the platform (moderation, community


• represent and advertise the platform

• organise contests on the platform together with European partners

We offer

• the wide support from former team members

• support by programmers to develop the new platform

• the freedom to operate

• European cooperation with young media makers

• an existing base of thousands of pictures and users

Perhaps it's you? For any further questions, do not hesitate to contact

us via email at team@youthmedia.eu!

Please hand in your CV till 1st of November at team@youthmedia.eu with a

text about your

motivation and your vision for the future platform.

Minotaur V it's Rocket Science updated


The rocket science behind the brand new Minotaur Rocket whose first launch will be on Friday Sept 6 from VA.
It's  a first launch the other versions of this launcher have five successful launches.
It's also the first try to reach the moon for the northern most east coast launch site the US has.
If you were to launch this from Florida it would be at lcc 46 at the Cape.
The launch window for the Ladee spacecraft is just a minute. Windows exist thru Sept 11th and then they get early very early.
It should be visible weather permitting from the Washington DC area. And you can purchase your swag here.
This site has more moon information than you'll ever need. Check this site for more information for what to be looking for on the east coast.
The weather 95 percent chance of an one time launch.  This is an all solid rocket which means no fueling just push the button or as they say in Russia the launch key and go.
The science starts about 30 days into the mission when a lunar orbit is achieved. The most interesting thing is the laser communications demo which will send a high bandwidth signal from lunar orbit back to earth. If you have fiber optics like FIOS it's going to be that kind of speed for data and telemetry from the spacecraft back to three ground stations on Earth, NASA's TDRS site in New Mexico, JPL in Passenda and ESA's site in Spain.

The Moon first launch from the Virginia spaceport

In an attempt to answer prevailing questions about our moon, NASA is making final preparations to launch a probe at 11:27 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 6, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.
The small car-sized Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is a robotic mission that will orbit the moon to gather detailed information about the structure and composition of the thin lunar atmosphere and determine whether dust is being lofted into the lunar sky. A thorough understanding of these characteristics of our nearest celestial neighbor will help researchers understand other bodies in the solar system, such as large asteroids, Mercury, and the moons of outer planets.
"The moon's tenuous atmosphere may be more common in the solar system than we thought," said John Grunsfeld, NASA's associate administrator for science in Washington. "Further understanding of the moon's atmosphere may also help us better understand our diverse solar system and its evolution."
The mission has many firsts, including the first flight of the Minotaur V rocket, testing of a high-data-rate laser communication system, and the first launch beyond Earth orbit from the agency's Virginia Space Coast launch facility.
LADEE also is the first spacecraft designed, developed, built, integrated and tested at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. The probe will launch on a U.S. Air Force Minotaur V rocket, an excess ballistic missile converted into a space launch vehicle and operated by Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va.
LADEE was built using an Ames-developed Modular Common Spacecraft Bus architecture, a general purpose spacecraft design that allows NASA to develop, assemble and test multiple modules at the same time. The LADEE bus structure is made of a lightweight carbon composite with a mass of 547.2 pounds -- 844.4 pounds when fully fueled.
"This mission will put the common bus design to the test," said Ames Director S. Pete Worden. "This same common bus can be used on future missions to explore other destinations, including voyages to orbit and land on the moon, low-Earth orbit, and near-Earth objects."
Butler Hine, LADEE project manager at Ames, said the innovative common bus concept brings NASA a step closer to multi-use designs and assembly line production and away from custom design. "The LADEE mission demonstrates how it is possible to build a first class spacecraft at a reduced cost while using a more efficient manufacturing and assembly process," Hine said.
Approximately one month after launch, LADEE will begin its 40-day commissioning phase, the first 30 days of which the spacecraft will be performing activities high above the moon's surface. These activities include testing a high-data-rate laser communication system that will enable higher rates of satellite communications similar in capability to high-speed fiber optic networks on Earth.
After commissioning, LADEE will begin a 100-day science phase to collect data using three instruments to determine the composition of the thin lunar atmosphere and remotely sense lofted dust, measure variations in the chemical composition of the atmosphere, and collect and analyze samples of any lunar dust particles in the atmosphere. Using this set of instruments, scientists hope to address a long-standing question: Was lunar dust, electrically charged by sunlight, responsible for the pre-sunrise glow above the lunar horizon detected during several Apollo missions?
After launch, Ames will serve as a base for mission operations and real-time control of the probe. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will catalogue and distribute data to a science team located across the country.
NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington funds the LADEE mission. Ames manages the overall mission. Goddard manages the science instruments and technology demonstration payload, the science operations center and provides overall mission support. Wallops is responsible for launch vehicle integration, launch services and operations. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages LADEE within the Lunar Quest Program Office

no longer a pale blue dot

Thursday, 22 August 2013

From more than 40 countries and 30 U.S. states, people around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA's Cassini mission. That event on July 19, 2013, marked the day the Cassini spacecraft turned back toward Earth to take our picture as part of a larger mosaic of the Saturn system. The images came via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Google+ and email. As a tribute to the people of Earth, the mission has assembled this collage from the shared images, using an image of Earth as the base image.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NEWS / CHILDREN'S TV: Studio launches Ukrainian cartoon YouTube channel

Monday, 19 August 2013

Patriotic parents can breathe a sigh of relief, quit complaining about violent western cartoons and finally turn on a Ukrainian cartoon for their child – actually almost any Ukrainian produced cartoon from 1961 onward. 

Ukranimafilm animation studio has created a YouTube channel specially focused on Ukrainian cartoons. The online catalogue includes more than a hundred cartoons. The most famous ones are: When Cossacks… , Capitan Vrungel, About Petryk Pyatochkin, Alice in the Wonderland and Kotygoroshko.

Ukranimafilm representative Nataliya Nagovitsyna is excited about the new online channel. “We still actively sell cartoons to TV channels, but it is just stupid not to use the most convenient platform for our audience (the internet). Besides that, our cartoons are fantastic and we sincerely want to share them with people,” she explained.

full article

ARTICLES / TECHNOLOGY: Conway Public Schools utilize technology in unique ways

Interesting article about the use of technology in classrooms.

Conway Public Schools utilize technology in unique ways


Advancement in software has also helped challenge students who are moving quickly through a lesson while making sure students who are struggling have ample chances to grasp the concepts.

“Originally, when educational software first came out, it was just click an answer,” Bradshaw said. “Now, software is so advanced that the software will gauge if a kid gets so many answers right and it will increase the difficulty. If they start missing, it backs off.”


full article

ARTICLES: Children's media suffers from lack of scripts (VIETNAM)

Saturday, 17 August 2013

VietNamNet Bridge – A shortage of scripts and funding has seen film studios drastically reduce the number of TV serials they usually make for children during the summer vacation.

Trinh Tham Nghiep Du (Amateur Detectives) is the only new TV series for children made by the HCM City Televison Studio (TFS) this year.

"We lack funds to make more serials," said Pham Truong Son, head of the HCM City Television's Film Selection Office.

"The money needed to make a TV serial for children is nearly double that for adults," Son said.

Several years ago, TFS made three or four serials.

Reruns of Giac Mo Bien (Dreams of Sea) and Gia Dinh Phep Thuat (A Witchcraft Family), produced by TFS three years ago, are being broadcast now.

full article

NEWS: Vietnam media violate child’s right to privacy in reporting abuse: experts

Many Vietnamese newspapers "rudely" violate children's right to privacy when reporting cases in which they are victims of domestic violence and rape, experts say.

A recent study by the non-government Center for Community Development and Social Work found that every year at least 6,000 news articles fail to protect children's privacy, Infonet – the online newspaper of the Ministry of Information and Communication reported.

Most of these articles dealt with violence and sexual abuse and carried details of affected children, mostly girls,. The articled mentioned where the victims lived, the school they studied in and even carried their photographs, lawyer Le The Nhan, chairman of the center, was quoted as saying.

full article

ARTICLES / INNOVATION: Three Text Messages That Are Changing Africa

Can a text message save a continent?

As President Obama traveled to Africa earlier this summer, his administration heralded the power of geeks to reshape America's approach to global poverty. Rather than hand out money to corrupt governments or rely on creaky international bureaucracies, a new notion is emerging that if the right technology gets to the world's poorest people, they can lead their own development. Where Washington and Brussels have failed, it seems, Silicon Valley might yet succeed.

The innovations are coming fast and furious: a power-generating soccer ball, a merry-go-round water-pump, and high-profile projects which arm villages with laptops and smartphones. To date, however, these splashy technologies that delight TED-conference attendees have yet to catch fire with the people they've been designed to help.

full article

WNAP a very rare Charlie Kendall aircheck.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Note the TM where you friends are jingle about five seconds in

1974 the ac radio station is kvil

remember this

ARTICLES: Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Monday, 12 August 2013

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.

A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, reports Science Daily.

Professor Linda Pagani of the University of Montreal and the CHU Sainte-Justine children's hospital conducted the study and told Newswise that more time spent in front of the TV significantly decreases vocabulary and math skills, classroom engagement, attention skills, and physical prowess in kindergarten.

In addition, above average TV time also correlated with an increased risk for victimization by classmates.

full article

ARTICLES: Getting the youth into media

Friday, 9 August 2013

Most media don’t really give a hoot about young people. Coverage for youth is centred on two events per year: matric results and Youth Day. In between? Not much. And the feeling is mutual. But this is not good for the future of our country or the media.

I was part of a group of researchers, led by Rhodes University, that did a baseline study called ‘Youth identity, the media and the public sphere in South Africa’. The study aimed to discern how the various forms of media shape the identity of young people in South Africa.

We wanted to find out whether the media reflected youth voices, and if media contributes to the civic identity of young people. We analysed the content of media coverage over 18 months in the mainstream press and spoke to 956 respondents aged 15 to 30 about their news consumption. We topped this up with focus groups of a total of 107 participants. Here are some of the results:

full article

JOBS: Youth Media Education Specialist (NYC, USA)

Thursday, 8 August 2013

The MNN El Barrio Firehouse seeks a dynamic and experienced person to manage its Youth Media Education programs and to participate in strategic and future planning. The candidate must be knowledgeable about education theory and practice, how young people consume and produce media, and current broadcasting and distribution platforms. S/he must have at least three years experience as an educator working directly with young people and at least two years in field and/or television studio production.

The Youth Media Education Specialist will report directly to the Firehouse Director. The application deadline is August 16, 2013 with an anticipated September start date.

more info

NEWS: Protecting young people from cyber bullying (AUSTRALIA)

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Following the death of a British teenager who is thought to have taken her own life because of online bullying, Chris Tanti from the national youth mental health foundation Headspace discusses why young people are vulnerable, and how parents can be vigilant and supportive.

watch the video

5 August 2013 - Protecting young people from cyber bullying (AUSTRALIA)

NEWS / PROJECTS: Youth Journalists Raise Awareness of Children’s Rights (ZAMBIA)

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Last week, after months of relative silence, Pastor George Kalamo stepped into a Lusaka courtroom to stand trial for allegedly murdering his teenage niece, Ruth Mbandu. As the news media churns out headlines related to the case, 16-year-old Kanengo Nakamba will be watching – and possibly producing some media of her own.

"It's just this case that has been looked at with attention," she says, lamenting the mainstream media's patchy coverage of defilement in Zambia.

Nakamba is one of 72 young Zambians working with the Children News Agency, a national news crew based in the Chilenje South offices of Media Network on Child Right's and Development (MNCRD). Trained under the aegis of Prisca Sikana – affectionately known as Coach P – school children between 12 and 16 years old dabble in all media streams, producing online content and partnering with mainstream entities like Radio Phoenix, Muvi TV and, most recently, the Times of Zambia. The agency has been in full swing since 2009, and Sikana envisions some form of at least minor partnership with all of Zambia's media outlets by the end of 2013.

ARTICLES / NEWS: Bigshot DIY camera aims to teach kids tech basics

A DIY digital camera designed to teach children about how the tech it uses works has been launched in the US.

Owners of Bigshot's device need to assemble its parts in a specific sequence to make it work. An online guide explains the science behind them.

It has been developed by a US computer science professor who used funds from Google and the US Department of Defense to develop the kit.

He aims to offer an alternative to other programming-focused projects.

"It's about getting kids' hands dirty," Bigshot's creator, Prof Shree Nayar, told the BBC. "In an age when software rules I want kids to know how to build hardware.

"We describe concepts that children would normally encounter at college, but try to make them accessible even to an 8 or 10 year old.

full article

ARTICLES / TRAINING: Journalists attend child abuse workshop

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Journalists play a big role in the protection of children’s rights, especially now that cases of child abuse are rampant. Television, radio, and newspaper journalists have been encouraged to do more in highlighting challenges faced by children across the country, hence fast track solutions.

A group of journalists specialised in children stories recently attended a workshop organised by Panos East Africa Media Agency for Child Protection at a Nairobi hotel.

Speaking at the event, Thorn Mulli of Generation Next, urged the journalists drawn from different media houses to use the opportunity to serve the children’s interests.

COMPETITIONS / PHOTOGRAPHY: Health and illness through your eyes!

Friday, 2 August 2013

The themes on which we’re looking for photos are:

  • Adolescents are healthy (engaging in healthy activities)
  • Adolescents learn about health (health education)
  • Adolescents use health services when needed
  • It can be difficult to stay healthy (images about the environment and risk-behaviours)
  • Adolescents are active in promoting health (advocating for health, participation)

Who can enter?

The competition is free to enter and is open to anyone between the ages of 14-19 from all countries.

If you are under 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s consent to submit your images to the competition.

Competition prize

The prize of the competition is the opportunity to work with WHO as one of 10 contributing photographers for the report. Each winner will be provided with a bursary of $US 1000 to take photos. The photos will belong to the winners, although WHO will have the right to use them in the report and for future publications.

Key dates

The photo competition will open on 15 July 2013. The deadline for entries is 1 September 2013.

A panel will judge the photographs and winners will be contacted individually by 1 October 2013.

Winners will be expected to provide their photographs by 1 November 2013.

How do I enter the competition?

Please send an email to adohealth2014@gmail.com with the subject line "photo" and include in the body of the email:

  • Your contact information
  • Your age, sex and country of residence
  • Why you want to be involved
  • Which one of the 5 themes (see above) your photographs will focus on if you are one of the winners
  • Your experience in taking photographs
  • A completed consent form (see the link below)
  • Between 5-10 photos together with captions (please certify that you have taken these photos yourself)
  • What camera you used to take the photos you send in, and the details of any edits you have made (permitted editing includes minor burning, dodging, cropping and/or colour corrections).

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