If you are a high school student with vocal, theatrical or writing skills, there's a place for you at KEOM!
Whether you’re interested in a career in broadcast media, audio production, communications media, or audio engineering, a school year with KEOM gives you a one of a kind educational experience. Focus is oriented around our fully functional and legal high powered FM radio station. We provide students the tools needed to learn and directly apply the fundamentals of radio and audio technology. KEOM offers a unique opportunity that most high school students rarely get—the chance to broadcast to thousands of listeners in the fifth largest media market in the U.S. This program has proven to open many college and professional doors in the areas of communications. Click here to watch a video about the KEOM program.
Click HERE to fill out the Student Interest Form.
What if I don't plan to pursue a career in radio?
KEOM is a great program for students who are interested in any form of media relations, including broadcast, journalism, communications, advertising, radio/tv/film or public relations. Your communication skills will improve and your confidence with grow.
Students not only learn the basic concepts of operating broadcast equipment but work on skills in speaking, articulation, production, script writing, interviewing, time management and more. You will apply your journalistic skills to access, analyze, evaluate and produce media in a variety of forms as you learn the ethical considerations and laws that affect broadcast journalism.
Do I need previous broadcasting experience?
Operating the broadcast equipment may seem challenging at first, but we provide you with the educational mentorship you need. It takes a little training and some preparation, but advanced technical skill is not necessary. After a few shows, you’ll feel right at home. KEOM is a learning laboratory – a cooperative operation with student staff. Participation in performing staff duties and assisting with events and other initiatives is required.
I'm ready to join KEOM, what do I need to do?
Just fill out the interest form and submit it! We want to meet you, show you around our studios, and get a sample of your voice so we can hear what you sound like and how well you read out loud. We will take up to 36 kids total (12 max in each class), so if more students want to take the class, this will be used as your audition. We will notify your counselor when our list is final.
- What is this class? What will I learn?
- What “endorsement” will I get after completion of the courses?
- Who can take this class?
- I’m in 8th grade trying to plan my endorsement now. What do I need to know?
- When/Where is this class offered?
- Since it’s not on my campus, how do I get to and from class?
- What experience or talents do I need?
- But I’m really shy/too nervous/don’t have a good voice…
- How will this class benefit me?
- What if I don’t want a career in the radio field?
- I have to sign up for my classes now, and I don’t know if I’ve been accepted into the program. What should I do?
- I’m going to be a senior, so I can’t take two years of the program. Can I still join for my senior year only?
- My endorsement is in another area. Can I still take the class?
- Who can I contact if I have other questions?
- Alanna Quillen, NBC DFW
- Whitley Pleasant, Associate Producer/Reporter FOX Sports Southwest
- Blessing Iwuchukwu , Producer FOX 4 Dallas
- Christian Powers, Editor NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
- Jeremy Villanueva, Assistant Information Director, Southland Conference
- Greg Gibbins, PHS Class of 1996
- Zach Killian, Host/Producer of The Local Lounge on FM 88.5 KEOM, Creator and Host of Wow Such Gaming
- Ryan Castle, Mesquite ISD
- Amanda Morones, Executive Producer, The Phillip DeFranco Show
- Lauren Zehyoue, Communications Director at Fair Count
- Isaiah Thornton, Social Media Coordinator for Texas Southern Athletics
- Christopher Bynoe - Former NYC Regional Aide, U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand