The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 5, 2002


Carlisle Pack 135 Tiger Cub Scouts record the daily weather forecast during a visit to Concord-Carlisle High School's radio station, WIQH. (Back row, left to right) Alex Knobel, John Knobel, Conor Walsh, (middle row) Ryan Walsh, Matthew Jarko, Christian Salemy, (front row) Brian Abend (WIQH's publicity director), James Bloomfield and Matthew Japko.
Cubs broadcast from WIQH

Carlisle's Pack 135 Tiger Cub Scouts recently spent an afternoon learning all about radio broadcasting at Concord-Carlisle High School's radio station WIQH, 88.3 FM. As part of their Scouting achievement in communications, the Tiger Cubs toured the WIQH studios, learned to use the station's computer-based audio editing equipment and recorded the weather forecast which aired that day.

WIQH publicity co-director Brian Abend, a Carlisle resident and senior at CCHS, hosted the six Scouts, along with several older siblings and parents. With Abend's guidance, Tiger Cubs James Bloomfield, Matthew Japko, John Knobel, Tyler Nardone, Christian Salemy and Ryan Walsh each stepped up to the microphone and recorded a portion of the weather forecast for the next several days. The young radio personalities then edited their various lines together on the computer to create the complete forecast. Moments later the Carlisle first graders were able to hear their handiwork broadcast on 88.3 FM. In addition to meeting one of their Scouting achievement requirements, each of the Scouts received a tape recording of their audio handiwork and a photo of their group working in the WIQH studio.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito