We produce #Kidtalkradio for global distribution in a safe and creative environment. Our kids grow to become informed and independent in this community. They develop confidence with superior communication and advanced organization skills.
Bruce Solsten has 15 years’ experience as a Broadcaster, having worked as mid-morning host for a small market radio station in NE Saskatchewan, Canada. He worked for 17 years as a Hospital Chaplain at Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and for a large congregation in Glendale, Arizona .
He started with Kidstar as a volunteer 9 years ago and is currently the Board Chairman and CEO of Kidstar Radio, a position he has held since 2014. Bruce is also one of the main trainer/coaches for the Kidstar program.
Bruce has a B.A. in English, a M. Div. and an M.B.A. with emphasis on e-commerce and on-line learning.
Bruce is currently working on a major writing project committing the Kidstar Program to a multi-media format for global distribution.
Let’s talk for a moment about impact
We have produced 1,773 shows for VoiceAmericaKids.com. There were over 500 people involved over the years (including schools) with a conservative estimate of 8,800 hours of work going into this project.
We enjoyed 24,822 listener minutes. Our listener minutes were higher than any other on the network.
Our website continues to enjoy traffic with an average of 27,000 hits over the last year. We have 240 likes on Facebook and 939 followers on Twitter.
Connor is our politician and is a member of the White House Press Pool, with those credentials he was able to attend the Democratic National Convention as a member of the press. When asked what he liked best about being part of Kidstar and a member of the White House Press Pool, he thought for a moment and said "Riding on Airforce One".
Lindsey was the host of "Bookworm". She would read and comment on age appropriate books (well, she does read at an advanced level.) She has a following in Indonesia. They wanted to practice their English. And listening to her show was part of their class.
José, was not just at the bottom of his class He was at the bottom of the school. When he graduated, in his valedictory address, he said that his first responder/military radio show had saved his life. He is a career Marine.
Michael did a cooking show and is now a chef at a major resort. He started with a cooking show interviewing waiters and waitresses, then cooks and restaurateurs. Then he started interviewing teachers at a culinary school. By the time he graduated high school he knew all of the instructors at the school. It made that transition very easy.
Eliana does a cooking show and has published 2 cookbooks with Pelican Books. She now has her own radio show in New Orleans and will appear on the Food Network soon. She has won numerous awards for her cooking and for her shows.
Become a Part of this Grand Adventure
Become a Broadcaster, if you are between the age of 9 and 19 you are welcome to become a broadcaster. We will provide the training necessary to get you on the air.
Become a Supporter/Volunteer, if you are a parent or just someone interested in helping kids you can join us. Contact us and ask us about the volunteer opportunities available.
Perry Damone created a fantastic empowerment model using radio as a tool to develop character and confidence in our kids. We work today to preserve his legacy. Contact us today to get involved.