Institutional Award: KPAL Radio for Overall Programming for Children
Many people have asked, in the past few years, whatever happened to children’s radio? Well, it is alive, well and thriving in Little Rock, Arkansas, in the form of K-PAL Radio, a station which offers up poetry, stories, music, and features for the very young. Through such programs as Perfectly Legal (legal issues for the young), An Apple A Day (health), Kids in the Kitchen (food), and Meet Our Leaders, K-PAL helps its young listeners to stay informed as well as entertained. Tish Henslee, Harriett D’Agrosa and the team at K-PAL have offered an alternative programming format that just may help the sagging fortunes of many AM stations faced with ever aging listeners. Here is a chance to open up AM radio for the young. For service to those often overlooked by traditional broadcast outlets, the Peabody Board wants to honor K-PAL Radio, Little Rock, Arkansas.