On Friday, June 7, Little BIG Idea Grant committee members awarded their seventh micro-grant to an Elkhart County resident who is younger than 18.
Thanks to the $1,093 grant, 10-year-old Oluwatobi Busari’s project to create an ongoing music and information radio program – dubbed the Groovy Kids’ Show – will soon be a reality. The award is usually only up to $1,000. However, the committee members decided to cover the difference between the fourth-grader’s expected cost for sound recording and mixing equipment.
Oluwatobi helps run the Virtual DJ software to play music and promos at Radio Horizonte, her local bilingual community radio station that promotes higher education and cultural diversity. She delivers the weekend weather forecast twice on the show, every 40 minutes after the hour. She is also the co-host and sound engineer of the Smash Hitz Show Billboard Top 10 Countdown.
The Groovy Kids’ Show will be a once a week program and is scheduled to begin in August. The show will be aimed at Elkhart County kids, and team welcome ideas, sponsors, and syndication across different platforms.
Special thanks to the Little BIG Idea Grant committee, the Vibrant Communities initiative, the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, and the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau for supporting ideas that inspire fun, love, creativity, and community-building
Submitted by Idris Busari
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