Education

KXSF 102.5 FM – San Francisco Community Radio is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) educational organization continuing the longtime tradition of community radio pairing with students of all ages to teach them about radio. Students work with SFCR volunteers both behind the microphone and behind the scenes. All students are welcome! For more information please contact: education(AT)kxsf(DOT)fm

Here are some of our educational projects:

Spring 2016 – Lycée Français de San Francisco
The Lycée Français’s  4th graders (58 students) and their teachers, together with KXSF’s DJ Fari, produced a 20 minute audio documentary on their 3-day California Gold Rush educational program to Coloma. For this project each student wrote a paragraph and recorded their voices. We also had done a lot of field recording during the 3-day trip.

 

Since March 2016 and on-going
KXSF 102.5 FM presents one of its youngest radio hosts: Dj Flying Japan, 13, hosting a half hour music show (alternative, indie) every Saturday morning from 10:30 am to 11 am, called: Oh Grow Up. The show is rebroadcast every Friday at 5 pm. Dj Flying Japan has been hosting his show since he was 9 years old.
 
Since October 2016 and ongoing
KXSF 102.5 FM presents its yet even younger radio host: Dj Panda, 9, hosting a half hour show every Saturday morning from 10 am to 10:30 am called: Chop Chop Lollipop, the show is rebroadcast every Friday at 5:30 pm. Dj Panda has been hosting his show since the age of 6 and half.
 
From March 26, 2017 to September 2018
Dj Sutro, starts his show Above the Fog and appears on radio for the first time. The show is on every Sunday at 3 pm and deals with current affairs, politics and music. Dj Sutro hosted the show while in 11th grade and 12th grade. He is now studying Journalism at University of British Columbia.

Since Fall 2016 and ongoing
In collaboration with the Lycée Français de San Francisco, KXSF 102.5 FM – San Francisco Community Radio is proud to participate in an after school journalism class that allows a group of middle school and high school students to learn about journalism and radio.During the course the students listen to examples of radio and TV interviews, audio reports and audio documentaries and learn interview techniques as well as audio recording and microphone techniques. Their audio projects are then aired on KXSF. Currently these projects are aired on the show Stories Uncovered, Saturdays at 1:00 pm or on Francofun Saturdays at 12pm

 

From October 2017 – To May 2019
Rock Band Land Radio
RBL Radio features the rockers of Rock Band Land and the original music they have made. Rock Band Land is a creative arts enrichment program for kids, located in San Francisco, based in the collaborative creation of original songs and stories. Each episode is hosted by a different group of rockers. All the music shared on RBL radio was written in Rock Band Land.
Since 2018 Several projects with students of City College of San Francisco Broadcasting department
Interview with Scott Armstrong on Sports Journalism
Interview with Arndt Peltner on Journalism
Interview with Vismaya Lhi on Voice and Singing
Story written and produced by Nikolas Harter – Find a Grave
Story written and produced by Noah Bell

 

Since 2016 Several projects with students of Lycée Français de San Francisco
Two Interviews with Damin Esper – About journalism (one interview was done by students aged 8 to 10 and one by 11 to 14)
Interview with dancer choreographer Byb Chanel and his story from Congo – done by students aged 11 to 14
Interview with producers of radio theater show Shoestring radio Theater (show that has been airing on KUSF and KXSF for over 20 years)  – Done by students aged 11 to 14
Interview with Vismaya Lhi – Singer, voice coach done by students aged 8 to 10
Interview with Emmanuelle Serroy Leaf – on book publishing – Done by students aged 8 to 10
Live Interview with author Matthew Jervis about his book: How to Entertain, Distract, and Unplug Your kids. Done by kids aged 8 to 11
Interview with the team of young coders who participated in a coding competition in Taipei – Done by kids aged 12 to 15
A half hour show of music, interviews and current events produced by students of the Web Radio club at LFSF aged 12 to 16. New episode every month.

 

Since September 2019
Students from San Francisco State University 
Chronique du cinéma
A 20 minute monthly movie analysis and review done by Léo-Paul Louvet, student in the cinema program at SFSU. The review is an in-depth analysis of a recent movie, in French, aired once a month on Francofun.

 

Special Program on Kraut Out Loud – Thursday October 12, 2017
German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) Emeryville Campus.

Over the course of three weeks, the 5th and 6th graders have been hard at work to produce a podcast on a German cultural topic, which is ready to be broadcasted on SFCR Thursday, October 12th. The show Kraut Out Loud that usually focuses on music produced and or released in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland on San Francisco Community Radio (SFCR) makes room for the students’ work. The interdisciplinary project-based learning unit met two important 21st century skills embedded in the Ethics and I.T. curricula. On the one hand, the project helped to develop students’ intercultural skills about their German heritage and the school they are attending, and on the other hand it afforded an increase in their media literacy skills. The students’ products on a German topic of their choice range from highlighting German baked goods to talks about sports, Berlin and politics.




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