Mount Pleasant High School seniors Amaya Williams and Jada Thomas have been interning since January at Delmarva Broadcasting’s WDEL-FM as part of their Level 4 Radio Journalism year. Alternating weekly visits to the 50,000-watt DBC station on Shipley Road (not far from Springer Middle School), the pair have both written for radio broadcast and the web, accompanied WDEL journalists out into the field to attend press conferences and events, as well as sat in live on the Rick Jensen afternoon show.
By the time they graduate in May, the pair will each have had eight visits of 2.5 hours each, for a total of 20 hours of real hands-on broadcast journalism experience – all during school hours. Amaya and Jada leave after lunch and return to Mount just in time for the end-of-school bell.
Independent of their WMPH internship experiences, both girls have represented Mount Pleasant HS at Allan Loudell’s recurring evening feature on WDEL radio, “High School Journalists Roundtable”. Both student journalists have also been past winners in the Delaware Press Association’s “High School Communicators” Awards, and their work can be heard on 91.7 FM or on the Podcast page (button at left).
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Some Recent WMPH HistoryWMPH-FM came off the air in mid-June 2010 for renovations, and was back on the air June 3rd, 2011, and has been rocking the area ever since! A new format full of classic radio hits, updated studios, tower and antenna, a whole new web site, and processors to give our new transmitter SUPER sound quality! We are continuing to grow, adding new components to the station and our website. If you live around the Wilmington area and northeastern New Castle County, you can tune us in at 91.7 FM anytime day or night. If you are one of our far-away fans, know that you can tune in right now right here on the web! Please tell your friends.WMPH has a new look, feel, management and music - including support for local music! We welcome alumni, our community, and all our students back to Delaware's first high school radio station. Check us out on the FM dial or on the streaming, then feel free to stop by the studios and let us know what you think!Click the email link below to arrange a tour, then stop by our studios, meet Mr. Wishengrad and then get involved via Radio Classes, club, camp, sports, or summer internship.Please share this web site with 8th graders, have them click "Yo, 8th Grader!" button (upper left).Thanks for visiting, and thanks for listening to us on the radio!Best Contact:Station Manager - Mr. Paul Wishengrad, CTE TeacherOffice Line - (302) 762-3671Written Correspondence:Super 91.7 WMPHMount Pleasant High School5201 Washington Street ExtensionWilmington, DE 19809
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