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WNYC's Radio Rookies Celebrates 10 years

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Friday, July 10, 2009

This summer makes ten years since WNYC started inviting teenagers to tell their own stories on the radio. Radio Rookies grew into an award-winning and audience-inspiring series on WNYC. Usually you hear the teenager's stories during Morning Edition, or maybe in the afternoon on All Things Considered. But today and tomorrow, we're broadcasting an hour-long Radio Rookies special.

WNYC’s Marianne McCune started Radio Rookies, is now the series' editor and she's also the host of the special. She joins me now with this look back.

An Hour By Teenagers for Everyone

This morning WNYC Morning Edition host Soterios Johnson asked Marianne McCune, the host of "Growing Up, Getting By," why the (mostly adult) public radio audience should listen to an hour from teenagers.

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Growing Up, Getting By

WNYC’s Radio Rookies program takes listeners inside the most intimate moments of teenager’s lives. Now, for the first time, we present a special, “Growing Up, Getting By”, an hour of stories and interviews about how teenagers find their way to adulthood.

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