It was recently announced that the Junior League of Pittsburgh (JLP) has adopted iQ KidsRadio as their three year signature project. As a founding partner, JLP will assume financial responsibility of support totaling $45,000, in addition to administrative and volunteer support. These varieties of assistance will be aimed towards the business and opportunity planning, as well as event planning of iQ Kids Radio.
Developed through the partnership of WQEDand SLB Radio Productions, iQ KidsRadio serves the purpose of providing a content driven radio station to educate youth and their parents alike. Described in the release as “an innovative new model of engagement for children and families that meets the need for an all-education, trusted radio channel that caregivers can rely on.”
As much of the young population spends upwards up eleven hours a day interacting with multimedia, radio, television, video games, computers, etc., and is easily influenced by its content, there is a need to monitor what message is being portrayed and how that message should be received and administered. iQ Kids Radio seeks to fill that void in the monitoring of multimedia, through the non-commercial, educational content of their radio station.
Set to launch in early 2013, iQ KidsRadio will educate both children and parents by providing a variety of information. The press release announcing the JLP’s support of the radio station stated,
“…shows may feature storytelling, language lessons, music from diverse genres and music listening tips, children’s literature, food chemistry, and other subjects that strengthen academic achievement, sharpen core life skills, and engage children and adults together. Programming also will include youth-created music, storytelling, and news/commentary based on listener submissions and SLB’s work with more than 8,000 children annually.”
The variety of education content that will become available to families through the iQ KidsRadio has the potential to advance the education of many people across the nation, and unite the listening households into a single, learning entity.
For more information about iQ KidsRadio, please visit www.iQkidsradio.org.