The Peter J. King Family Foundation Experiential Learning Lab
308 Commerce Street
JA BizTown, MN 55104

Broadcasting Center - Sports

The Sports Broadcasting Center generates excitement in JA BizTown by playing music and sharing local sports updates throughout the day. JA BizTown businesses promote their goods and services through radio spots and citizens can request a shout-out or purchase sports merchandise.

Jobs Available


  • Obtains bank loan
  • Prepares and gives speech at Town Meeting
  • Signs Rental Agreement for business space
  • Supervises employees and oversees business operations
  • Signs all business payroll checks
  • Writes editorial and reads it on air
  • Assists with all business duties when employees are on break


  • Inputs and submits business loan to the bank
  • Inputs employee payroll information
  • Prints and distributes employee payroll checks
  • Pays online bills sent to business
  • Keeps all records of business expenses and payment
  • Makes business deposits to Bank


  • Collects the advertisements from each JA BizTown businesses
  • Reviews and edits the ads, then forwards them to the Broadcaster to be read on-air
  • Sends online invoices to businesses
  • Helps sell requests, shout-outs, and retail items to JA BizTown citizens


  • Promotes MN sports teams by connecting with fans and businesses
  • Creates a hands-on fan experience with games, music, and photo opportunities
  • Sets up and learns the point-of-sale system (POS)
  • Helps sell requests, shout outs, and retail items to JA BizTown citizens


  • Researches scores, highlights and schedules of the MN sports teams
  • Shares sports information with the Sports Broadcaster to read on-air
  • Posts information on the score schedules on the board outside the business
  • Review footage and make recommendations about a professional Minnesota athlete


  • Learns to operate the sound equipment and selects music for airtime
  • Completes scheduling of on-air play list and advertisements
  • Clearly reads sports news items, advertisements and announcements over the JA BizTown airwaves
Students in Action