Dover Youth to Youth has been making radio spots on alcohol, tobacco and drug issues (called Public Service Announcements or PSAs) since 1998.
Through 2013, Y2Y had created 70+ original radio PSAs and these are played throughout New Hampshire on a variety of radio stations. We often purchase air time but more often they are played as a public service. Ideas for PSAs come from a variety of locations. The Dover Coalition or other organization may request an ad on anything from making parents aware of alcohol in the home to second hand smoke impacting pets. Often a student will come in with an idea for a PSA or a draft script.
All of our PSAs have been recorded at the studios of Radio Station WOKQ which is conveniently located in Dover. Our students receive instruction in studio techniques, editing processes and other tips for recording in a studio. They critique the parts as they are recorded and often re-record a part multiple times until it sounds right. Each year WOKQ and its sister stations play 100s of our radio PSAs each year.
Below are some links where you can hear some of our Radio PSA’s:
15 Words – Alcohol industry manipulation
At the Gate – The danger of second hand smoke exposure
Tricks – Tobacco Industry manipulation tactics
The Brain Alcohol – Sharing Real Facts
Addicted to Fud – Alcohol Industry tactics
Guessing Game – Parental Drinking
Taylor’s Story – The consequences of Alcohol
Lyndsey’s Story – Alcohol and Date Rape
Zzzapper – Alcohol Industry targeting teens
Cool – Access to alcohol in the home
Mad Invention – Access to alcohol in the home
Fridge Justice – Access to alcohol in the home
Youth to Youth would like to thank radio station WOKQ as well as the Shark for long standing support of our media development efforts.