The Alaska Teen Media Institute (ATMI) is celebrating 10 years on the air with their public affairs program, “In Other News.”
It’s one of the longest-running public affairs programs in Anchorage, Alaska. It airs the last Saturday of each month on KNBA 90.3 FM. From board operations to creating stories to DJing, the show is entirely student produced.
To take their show to the next level, the students have decided they want to start doing it before a live audience.
The campaign’s goal of raising $3,000 covers the decision to go live, along with, the ordinary expenses of the show, which includes space rental, equipment, program supplies, youth stipends, competition entries, and workshops.
One thing that will really help strengthen the show is paying the youth reporters small stipends for producing quality stories. The adults in charge notice that each time they find funds to pay them, the quality of the programming improves!
As ATMI reporters, they mine their lives for topics that matter in their community and throughout Alaska.
The campaign ends August 25.