By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Heard any good jokes lately?
Youngsters get to crack wise on Brenau airwaves
0606brenaubrite2
Kayden Ray listens to instructions before recording a joke that will be played back on the Brenau University radio station WBCX 89.1-FM. Kayden was participating in a summer camp at Brenau. - photo by Tom Reed

Some little voices got the chance to make their big radio debut Friday.

Fourteen youngsters ages 4 to 8 who attend summer camp with Brenau University’s Child Development Center spent the morning recording jokes in Brenau’s WBCX-FM, Eclectic 98.1 studio.

The jokes will air throughout the summer on Debbie West From’s children’s radio show, "The Flying Cow Family Hour." The show airs from 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays and plays kid-friendly music, jokes, poems and stories.

Heather Lyons, director of the Brenau University Child Development Center, said the kids got a big kick out of recording their voices to be echoed over radio air waves.

"They wore head phones and went into the recording studio," Lyons said. "It was really neat for them."

Campers rehearsed jokes their camp teachers had compiled for them. Here’s a sampler: "What did the sea say to the sand?" said 4-year-old McKenna Shaw. "Nothing. It just waved."

"They practiced those and we told them that just the way they hear things on the radio, their voice will be heard," she said. "They were super excited about doing that. They did really, really well."

Regional events