Local DJs give students pearls of wisdom

caines | 4/25/2013, 5:30 a.m.

Popular Radio DJs from Y100 and 93.9 MIA teamed up with the Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated to emphasize the importance of reading and success in media. Nearly 50 students from the Citywide and Carol City Middle School EYL clubs along with parents and sorority members descended upon Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Miami Studios last Saturday. Their day began with an informative presentation on CCM+E Miami local radio stations, media facts and the importance of reading in entertainment. The students were then given an intimate tour of the 100,000 square foot facility which houses all eight local CCM+E Miami stations and Total Traffic Network. After writing and producing promos in the newsroom, the students visited the Y100 and WMIA studios and interacted with DJs Nathalie Rodriguez, Chris Cruz and Dre, who emphasized how serious reading is in producing their wildly popular radio shows. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Miami is committed to supporting our local community, stated Lonny Anger, Clear Channel Miami's Market President. Teaming up with Alpha Kappa Alpha to educate and mentor students on the importance of reading to this industry was a great experience for both our station staff and the students. Miami Times staff report