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Pop Up Youth Radio

PUYR hopes to help youth and youth advocates amplify their voices through DIY radio.

PUYR is a site-specific humanities radio show produced and hosted by youth from partner organizations. PUYR began as a project during the summer of 2015 with Free Spirit Media as partner. Yollocalli Arts Reach & Free Spirit Media co-developed a framework based on our experience creating DIY radio with youth from our media programs. During summer 2015 youth broadcast live from community events, including Villapalooza. During late Spring & Summer 2016 we will be turing the framework created in 2015 into a Toolkit. This second phase of PUYR project will produce a Toolkit to help organizations, educators and young people create their own pop-up radio shows. As well as continue to produce live-radio shows during the summer in collaboration with youth from Truestar Foundation and broadcast on WLPN 105.5fm Chicago(currently streaming on-line.)

Lead Organization:
Yollocalli Arts Reach of the National Museum of Mexican Art

Partner Organizations:
Truestar Foundation , Public Media Institute-WLPN Lumpen Radio , Free Spirit Media (partner during summer 2015)

Project Goal:
- Gain feedback on our guidebook draft from community stakeholders
- Produce demo videos to complement our guidebook
- Complete guidebook
- Continue producing live broadcasted shows

Project Tags:
2016 Round 1 RFP, Youth Voice

Project Portfolio

  • documentation

    Follow our process!

    You can read our reflections and see photos of our work in progress!

  • media

    Listen to recordings of our past broadcasts!

    PUYR youth broadcasts are live on Lumpen Radio. All broadcasts are recorded and archived on our soundcloud page.

  • tools

    PUYR Guidebook online

    View our guidebook online! Email for a downloadable version.

  • media

    PUYR Live

    Follow our mixlr page to hear new live programs or listen to our live recordings (unedited.)