What it’s like to do KCRW’s 24-hour Radio Race for the first time

I started a radio workshop with teen reporters in East L.A. recently as a community engagement partnership with KCRW. The kids recently competed in a radio production contest where they recorded and voiced their first ever radio story! Here’s how it went down:

A few weeks ago five reporters from the Boyle Heights Beat in East L.A. participated in KCRWs annual Radio Race, where teams of audio producers have 24 hours to turn a theme into a four minute radio feature.

After only a month of radio training, the Boyle Heights Beat producers set out with their digital recorders to document an alternative energy festival in their community. Here is the result of their radio efforts. 

We asked them over Slack what it was like to do the Radio Race for the first time.