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Radio Waves is a service-­‐learning project that uses the Broadway tour of Memphis as a starting point to explore the rise of race music on American radio stations in the 1950s, and its influence on rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and ultimately, the civil rights movement, in Dayton, Ohio. Radio Waves researches and explores this particularly rich period of broadcasting history by combining the talents and expertise of artists, musicians, disc jockeys, historians, and local high school students. Master of Humanities student Will Davis acted as both producer and instructor to the students and team led them through the complete process of creating a digital story—in this case, a radio feature story, including research, interviewing, writing for radio, and advanced audio editing.

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