Old Westbury Web Radio (OWWR) recently provided an introduction to the world of digital broadcasting for a group of participants involved with The Children's Sangha, a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing innovative programs and consulting services geared towards the educational and environmental well-being of youth across Long Island. The participants in the visit were taking part in the organization's Project Stewardship, a program designed to engage young adults both intellectually and socially in various educational and fun programs. The programs are chosen based on the interest of the young adults and are meant to build social skills and foster a sense of community.
During Project Stewardship's outing to OWWR the participants toured the radio station and learned about the various equipment and skills necessary to create and produce a radio show. Additionally, the young adults also created their own “OWWR Spotlight” radio program highlighting their experience in Project Stewardship.
The Project Stewardship visit is the latest in the efforts of OWWR to engage the community in its work. This semester, the station continued its work with clients of YAI, a not-for-profit organization providing support and services to more than 20,000 people with intellectual or development disabilities in the local community, and served as a host organization for the annual St. Baldrick's Day Celebration in Glen Cove in support of cancer research.
OWWR, Old Westbury Web Radio, is the student radio station of SUNY Old Westbury. OWWR provides students, faculty, alumni, and community volunteer programming that broadcasts online and is available via the TuneIn Radio app. OWWR is a variety station that features news, sports, talk, and offers a wide variety of music programming. OWWR is also the official radio station for coverage of the SUNY Old Westbury Panthers.