Loy Engelhardt of KINO radio in Winslow works with Hopi High students
POLACCA -- Loy Engelhardt, owner, manager and news director at KINO radio in Winslow, spoke to the radio and journalism students at Hopi High School Sept. 28.
Engelhardt, who has been in the radio business 35 years, gave the radio class students pointers on how to read for radio. He told them that correct pronunciation and finding a comfortable pace is paramount.
"You can easily be misunderstood. Don't run your sentences together. Don't mumble. Think about where you put the emphasis on your words. This does take practice," he advised the students.
Engelhardt, who has been at the Winslow radio station for 28 years, said radio is beautiful because of its immediacy. He told the radio students that they should critique each other and keep asking how they can get better.
"Just about everything around you is news," he said because area residents are interested in what is going on at the high school and the community.
The Hopi High radio students telephone in weekly news briefs about Hopi High School to KINO.
Hopi High School radio students Marlene Numkena, Anna Honie, Terra Morgan, Andrew Salazar, Traci Talahytewa, Robin Koruh and Cheslyn Nuvayaktewa can be heard on KINO.
Engelhardt told the journalism students to be aware of everything that goes on around them. He urged them to read newspaper articles and think about how they would have approached the same story.
"It's up to you to write, expose and solve," he said. "You can ask yourself: 'How can I make the school and community a better place?' and 'What kind of legacy can I leave for the next class?' "
Engelhardt warned the students that journalism takes long hours. He urged the students to go to college and get their degrees. He also told the students that they shouldn't be afraid to speak up.
Engelhardt listed the late Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, actor Johnny Depp and actress Kate Moss among celebrities he had interviewed .
Engelhardt, who was raised in Kansas, said journalists have the task of doing their best possible job even when they are having a terrible day.
KINO is located at 1230 on the AM dial.
Teen show resumes
Seven radio students will take turns manning the mike on KUYI's Hopi High School Teen Show, scheduled to resume this Thursday, Oct. 6. The show is set from 1:30-2 p.m. Students interview coaches, teachers, administrators, community members and other students during the Hopi High Teen Show.
Radio students Anna Honie and Terra Morgan were on KUYI at halftime of the Hopi-Tuba City football game Sept. 30.
The Hopi High radio class also recently visited KUYI where they toured the studio and got a brief lesson about radio editing equipment from KUYI Station Manager Lisa Youvella. The Hopi community radio station, is found at 88.1 on the FM dial.
(Stan Bindell, former Observer editor, is journalism and radio teacher at Hopi High School.)