The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP) develops leadership, multiculturalism and identity by providing training and opportunity to youth in community broadcasting. AZYEP gives voice to youth ideas, experiences and events.
Over the past 14 years, our program has continued to provide transformational experiences for over 1,200 local youth, providing them with access to media education, broadcast journalism, technical training and production activities.
Each month, we broadcast a youth public affairs show. Tune in the third Wednesday of each month.
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AZYEP September 2014
Students from Aspen High School and Colorado Mountain College team up with the Roaring Fork Conservancy to learn about water issues. On today's show, students talk about their field trip to Independence Pass and the diversion tunnels. They discuss why conservation is important and how we can use less.
AZYEP August 2014
Middle school students participating in the Roaring Fork School District's Summer Academy got to take a gardening class as part of their summer education. Stacy Stein talks to students about their garden experiences and is joined in the studio by teacher Diana Alcantara and gardening student, Diana.
AZYEP June 2014
As the school year winds down, students are getting their hands dirty in the garden. Beth Wysong, AZYEP Program Director, talks to students at Carbondale Middle School and Carbondale Community School about why they enjoy spending time in the garden.
AZYEP May 21, Coal Basin Mine Explosion
As part of their Honors US History group, students at Roaring Fork High School talk to Gene Schilling and Stacey Bernot about the Coal Basin Mine Explosion in Redstone in 1981.
AZYEP May 21, Redsone and the Coke Ovens
As part of her US History Honors group, Julia talks to Darell Munsell about the Redstone Coke Ovens and mine owner John Osgood.
AZYEP May 21, History of Highland Ski Area
US Honors History students at Roaring Fork High School talk to Rick Jones, the grandson of the creator of Highlands Ski Area.
AZYEP May 21, Settlement of the Thompson Ranch
US History Honors students talked to Lou Ron Thompson about the Thompson Ranch, which recently became the River Valley Ranch and golf course.
AZYEP May 21, History of Potatoes in Carbondale
US History Honors students talked to Clifford Cerise about the history of potatoes in the Roaring Fork Valley.
AZYEP May 7, 2014
Students in Erik Skeaff's Creative Non-Fiction Writing class at CRMS share radio documentaries about reasons we go to war, the NSA and privacy and how music effects us.
AZYEP April 23, 2014
Colorado Rocky Mountain School students share radio documentaries they created in their Creative Non-Fiction Writing Class, taught by Erik Skeaff. The documentaries are about what it's like the live through war, local efforts to prevent gas drilling and sports concussions.