Decatur Public Schools and Neuhoff Media announce the launch of Radio DPS, a partnership to further connect teachers and students during remote learning. Neuhoff media will air stories and lessons from DPS teachers and staff weekdays on three of its radio stations: Y103, 95Q, and Hot 105.5.
“We know that these are difficult times for our families, and many don’t have internet access in their homes. We want to make sure we’re reaching as many students, parents, and families as possible to help support their learning at home,” said Dr. Paul Fregeau, Superintendent of Decatur Public Schools. “Thanks to Neuhoff Media, DPS families will have access to remote learning in a new and innovative way, using a medium we’re all very familiar with – our local radio stations.”
Radio DPS is supported by The Louise Neuhoff Educational Access Project, named in honor of the company co-founder. Neuhoff is making available specific periods of time each day for DPS teachers to present lessons, read books, and review specific material on air. These programs will ensure educators are readily accessible to all students and their parents while we remain under stay-at-home orders.
“We have the ability for teachers to talk directly to students each day regardless of technology”, says Neuhoff Communications, President/CEO Beth Neuhoff.
“We wanted to find some small way to help bridge the gap between teachers and primary students. We are simply providing local educational leadership the opportunity to use our most popular radio stations to connect with students and their parents” added Neuhoff.
Radio DPS will begin airing on Monday, April 20, at the following times: ● 10:00 a.m. on Y103 (WSOY-FM 102.9) ● 12:00 p.m. on 95Q (WDZQ-FM 95.1) ● 2:00 p.m. on Hot 105.5 (WCZQ-FM 105.5) Families will also be able to access recordings of each session in an on-demand podcast format at NowDecatur.com and in the NowDecatur.com App.