Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program

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    Youth DJs set to takeover KDNK on Oct. 21

    It’s that time of year, folks, when the spooky, creepy crawly adolescents and teenagers of Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP) take over the airwaves for an entire cycle. That’s right, AZYEP’s 24-Hour Takeover starts Oct. 21 at 4pm and goes to the same time the next more →

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    AZYEP Summer Radio Workshop


    Join Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program for our 4-day “Carbondale Staycation” themed radio workshop for students in grades 5 – 8. Students will learn about radio through hands-on activities. The workshop is Monday, July 10 through Thursday, July 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.

    Students will experience all…

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    Wysong makes way for new energy at AZYEP

    When you walk into the KDNK Community Access Radio station, mosey down the hallway, and to the right you’re met with a door stacked with stickers of positivity and acceptance. Through this portal is the headquarters to the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP) office, a post Beth Wysong… read more →

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    AZYEP airs teen mental health forum on May 4

    May is mental health month, and the kids are talking about it. One evening in April, a hodgepodge of people with connections to teens, including teens themselves, participated in a mental health forum. As a reporter and lay person, I had the opportunity to participate, and want to share… read more →

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    Bridges to understanding

    A new book by students at Bridges High School proudly proclaims: “We Are America”. The subtitle, “Voices of the Nation’s Future”, takes it a further, reminding adults that they are accountable to these youth and their futures. The book features intimate portraits from 18 students and is partread more →

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    Poesía bilingüe por estudiantes recién llegados

    Newcomer emerging bilingual students in Mary Hernandez’s class at Carbondale Middle School studied poetic techniques and used sensory imagery to write biographical poems. They wrote and revised bilingual poems in Spanish and English, and strategically chose which language to use to create their ideas. They then practiced reading expressively beforeread more →

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    Our Town: Mountain Maes, a fifth-generation Carbondalian

    You may have heard the dulcet tones of 16-year old Mountain Maes spinning some jazz sides on KDNK last Saturday night. Or perhaps you’ve heard his stories, public affairs shows and music sets on the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP) for almost a decade. Mountain’s dream, to be… read more →