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Thursday Night Special: Audio Academy Spotlight

In 2013, KALW started the Audio Academy. Since then, we’ve trained more than 50 people to be radio journalists. Some were seasoned print journalists who wanted to transition to radio. Some had audio production experience but had never reported a story. And others had never spoken into a microphone or picked up a reporter’s notebook. After nine months, they could all write, record, and edit a feature story.

Some of our graduates now work right here at KALW. Others have moved on to Snap Judgment, KQED, NBC podcasting, The Takeaway, SFMOMA, Washington Post podcasting, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, Studio 360, WHYY’s The Pulse, Marketplace, and The World.

We're celebrating our amazing Audio Academy Graduates with a series of spotlight programs. This program focuses on the sounds that move us: we call it Bay Grooves.