The Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Experiential Learning Lab
208 Entrepreneurship Lane
JA BizTown, MN 55104

KS95/KSTP Broadcasting Center

The Broadcasting Center helps establish a lively mood in JA BizTown by playing music throughout the day. JA BizTown businesses promote their goods and services through radio advertisements and citizens can make a song request or dedication. Customers can purchase inflatable microphones, music-note sunglasses, and Rockstar bracelets (debit cards only).

Jobs Available


  • Obtains bank loan
  • Prepares and gives speech at Opening Town Meeting
  • Signs Rental Agreement for business space
  • Supervises employees and oversees business operations
  • Signs all business payroll and expense 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
  • Prints and distributes business expense checks
  • Keeps all records of business expenses and payments
  • Makes business deposits at Bank
  • Signs business checks if CEO is not available


  • Sets up and learns the POS (Point of Sale) System
  • Collects the Radio Ads from each JA BizTown business
  • Reviews and edits the Radio Ads, then forwards them to the DJ to read
  • Sends online invoice to businesses
  • Sells requests, shout outs, and retail items to JA BizTown citizens


  • Learns how to use Garage Band
  • Mix and record a music advertisement for each business
  • Transfers ads to the Sound Engineers playlist
  • Assists the Sound Engineer with their duties when needed


  • Interviews citizens for news stories
  • Writes news stories utilizing Reporter Guidelines
  • Reads news stories on-air throughout the day
  • Works in close partnership with the DJ
  • Forwards news flashes and articles to CEO for review/approval


  • Learns to operate the sound equipment
  • Selects music for airtime
  • Completes scheduling of on-air play list and advertisements
  • Clearly reads news items, advertisements, announcements, weather, etc. over the JA BizTown airwaves

You may enjoy working here if you like:

Public speaking

Students in Action