A Radio Rookies workshop was held at The Point Community Development Center in the Hunts Point area of the South Bronx in 2001. The Point CDC is dedicated to youth development and to the cultural and economic revitalization of Hunts Point. They work with their neighbors, especially their young people, to celebrate the life and culture of the South Bronx. The Radio Rookies workshop was held at the low power radio station at the Point where some of the Hunts Point Rookies host their own radio shows. Rookies Janesse and Carmen came to the workshop from the Rosedale Achievement Center which helps young people achieve their academic and personal goals.
These stories won a Golden Reel Award, a Hispanic Heritage Youth Award and a silver medal in the Third Coast International Audio Festival.
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio
stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR, PRI and American Public Media, as well as a wide range of award-winning local
programming. WNYC is a division of
New York Public Radio.