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KEOM Radio

KEOM, Mesquite ISD’s awarding-winning radio station, is a cooperative operation with student staff. Student participants are required to aid in performing all staff duties and assisting with events and other initiatives. Auditions for the KEOM class take place in January; accepted students will begin class the following fall semester. Interested students should call 972-882-7560 or send an email to pbrooks@mesquiteisd.org. 

Requirements for the Advanced Broadcast Journalism Class:

  • Must be a Mesquite ISD high school student.

  • Must have transportation to and from the KEOM studios to attend class.

  • Students are selected based on specific audition and curricular criteria.

  • Other requirements include regular attendance, passing grades and a cooperative spirit.

“Students will learn to operate a console board, production skills, speaking skills, script writing, interviewing, news and journalism,” said Station Manager Peggy Brooks, who said the program is great for students interested in fields such as radio or broadcast journalism, film, communications, advertising and public relations.

“You do not need to be pursuing radio as a career for this class to be beneficial,” she said, adding this class helps improve communication skills and boost self-confidence.

“Operating the broadcast console and the other studio equipment may seem challenging at first, but we provide all the educational and mentorship required,” Brooks said.

Various media sources, including mp3 files, CDs, cassettes, flash cards and more, are used to broadcast KEOM’s range of educational, informational and musical programming.