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Radio One Cleveland Gives Students A Voice with Radio Show

 width=Cleveland, Ohio- Inspired by the success of the recent MyMedia youth reporter training through the MyCom network, is launching an innovative partnership with youth to create a weekly 30-minute broadcast by, for, and about teenagers.

“This is a unique moment in Cleveland radio as we hand over the station to our young listeners for open and honest conversations,” stated Radio One and on- Colby “Colb” Tyner. “This show offers a teachable moment for parents.”

The show will air on Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on 107.9 FM, leading into the , and will also be available by podcast.

Youth, along with Tyner and host Bijou Star, named the new program “MyVoice” to recognize its roots in the MyCom network, and its goal of increasing the youth voice in .

MyCom is a youth development partnership between Cuyahoga County and The Cleveland Foundation, that supports after-school programming, youth employment, leadership and other opportunities that prepare students from kindergarten to high-school graduation for success. Recently, MyCom completed a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant for a journalism and digital media project, called “MyMedia.”

Several of the youth reporters trained through MyMedia are now spearheading the MyVoice project with Radio One. For more information log onto zhiphopcleveland.com.

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