This Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, Crown Point High School Advanced Radio & TV students will launch the high school’s first streaming radio station, The DOG Radio.Com. Construction was completed on four brand new studios in the fall of 2017. Students then spent the next year training, developing programming, building a website and, most recently, creating and launching a free app on the Apple App Store. Anyone may now listen to the station anywhere in the world simply by downloading the app, “The Dog Radio.”
The DOG Radio.Com is under the advisement of CPHS Radio & TV instructors Chris Gloff, Brent Barber and Kelly Gramenz. Barber designed and engineered the new radio studios while Gloff is responsible for programming and station development.
The DOG Radio is being promoted as “the biggest hits of the ‘80s, ‘90s and today with a mix of news and sports talk from Northwest Indiana and beyond.”
Current programming consists of the following:
“The Morning Bark with KJ, Big Z and Maddie” (Live morning drive talk show starting from 6:45 – 7:30 AM daily)
“Chalk Talk & Dirt with Gene, Jon and Ram” (Live sports talk show covering everything from CP to the Pros from 3 – 3:30 PM daily)
“Afternoons with Jenna” (A mix of music, pop culture and news 4 – 6 PM daily)
“Noah + Brooklyn in the Evenings” (Todays biggest hits 7 – 9 PM daily)
The DOG Radio app was created by CPHS senior, Evan Holland, who plans to pursue a career in Information Technology (IT). Holland worked for months developing the app due to the belief that students, faculty, families and the community should have a free, one-click-of-a-button “direct connection” to the station’s streaming service. Holland first applied to become an official Apple Developer during the summer of 2018 and then worked side by side with Crown Point Community School Corporation’s Director of Technology, Bryan Gill, in verifying the app would be compatible with the school’s IT infrastructure.