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Catalyst Radio: Youth Recording Arts Academy learns skills at Mackinaw Harvest Studios

A collaboration between Mackinaw Harvest Music and Community Media Center trains high schoolers through a 10-week course on the recording and production industry.
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About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

The Youth Recording Arts Academy class was able to tour On Stage Services

The Youth Recording Arts Academy class was able to tour On Stage Services /Mackinaw Harvest Studios

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about the Youth Recording Arts Academy, a collaboration between Mackinaw Harvest Music Studios and Community Media Center. Michael Crittenden of Mackinaw Harvest Music Studios joins us on Catalyst Radio to talk about the 10-week program that trains high school aged youth in skills of the recording industry, providing real-world experience.

The current session has just wrapped up, with the youth producing the song that is featured throughout this episode.



Music featured in this edition of Catalyst Radio local musician Gretchen DeVault of The Icicles, with the song “Home, I Don’t Know You Any More.” The song was just produced by the students of the Youth Recording Arts Academy.

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