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Students take to airwaves

March 17, 2004

Thomasville - For years the Mass Media department at Thomas County Central High School has produced a Yellow Jacket tailgate show on the radio. But now, the students are going live, and the pressure's on.

They remind you about important upcoming events, and remind everyone to support the sports teams.  All you have to do, is dial in.

Senior Amy Mitchell says, "It's really awesome, 'cause I know if I went anywhere else I wouldn't have these kind of opportunities."

The scariest part of being a live station?  Being live.

Instructor Randy Young says, "I think they're getting a kick out of being on. Knowing that their friends are able to listen to them live. It's fun, but at the same time pressure, because if you say something that you're not supposed to say, you can't go back out there and pull it back and take it back."

But mistakes happen, and in the end, as always, the show must go on.

Mitchell says, "There's no where else you can really do this in our area. It's really cool, it's one of the best things I've ever done."

And in addition to the fun the students have, they learn a little something too.   Sophomore Byron Croft says, "It's a good experience, especially for anyone that's interested in doing this kind of stuff in college, and I personally am."

And it's just one more learning tool for fast moving mass media industry. Yellow Jacket Radio can be heard in Thomasville on 88.5 FM.

posted at 4:51 PM by karen.collier@walb.com