KCEP Is Searching for the Most Talkative Teens
Teen Talk Programming is Now Accepting Applications
[Las Vegas, NV – March 21, 2023] Teens, come and express your creativity and learn skills that can
propel you into your future career. KCEP Power 88.1 FM has reopened its Teen Talk
programming applications for the summer session. Participants will learn all aspects of
broadcast radio from on-air to production to engineering from some of the best in the business,
including many other vital skills like coordinating interviews, social media management, event
coverage, and navigating through basic entertainment contracts and legal documents.
They will be airing on a special dedicated live show every Saturday from 1 PM to 2 PM. In
addition to the live show, teens will have a weekly hour mentorship time with various
professionals in the industry.
“This program is important because it will offer opportunities for teens to be heard and listened
to learn how to communicate beyond a screen,” says Monickie Addison-Scott, Supervising
Producer. “Teens will gain employable skills in the areas of communication, organization,
leadership, writing, collaboration, technology, thinking skills, reliability and a specific set of
broadcasting skills that include producing, directing, interviewing and operating a radio board.”
KCEP is seeking ten teens for this program, which will begin on May 7 to August 27 from 10 AM
to 3 PM. This program is an excellent opportunity for those looking to learn more about
broadcast and potentially pursue it as a career. Teens will leave the program with the
knowledge, credentials, and connections to pursue further opportunities and internships or to
impress college recruiters.
“Past participants were scheduling and conducting interviews with a level of professionalism
that you wouldn’t expect from a young person, and that speaks volumes to the kind of
mentorship that they were receiving,” says Amber Blow, Production Coordinator for KCEP.
“Most of the teens are now in college or still pursuing entertainment, and it is amazing to
witness that transition.”
Sixty-six percent of teens are afraid of the future after graduation. While teens connect online,
they don’t know how to communicate in person. This program works to open communication
between teens and other teens and between their parents. Teen Talk brings value to the
community by providing a pathway where young people gain employable skills with
Applications are open now to teens enrolled in high school (public, charter, or homeschool). For
those interested, teens must apply at the link below and upload a video with a mock segment
or interview about anything school-related. The online application can be found
KCEP Power 88.1 FM has been on-air for 50 years this year, engaging, informing, and
entertaining our audience by providing a distinctive and thoughtful mix of news, public affairs,
and music programming. The vision of KCEP is to be the nucleus of the community by providing
knowledge through dynamic programming, creating connections through effective
partnerships, and actively engaging the community with a vital public radio presence.