K-12 Greatest Hits Rises to #6 on iTunes List of Top Education Programs

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K-12 Greatest Hits continues to rank among most popular shows

Today, BAM Radio Network, the education station online, announced that its K-12 Greatest Hits series landed at number 6 on iTunes' top education podcasts list. K-12: Greatest Hits is a compilation of BAM Radio's most popular segments, hosted by the Executive Directors of the nation's 18 leading education associations, including the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Head Start Association (NHSA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO), the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP), the National Afterschool Association (NAA), the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and more.

K-12 Greatest Hits brings together the most insightful, relevant, compelling and up-to-date thinking on the education issues that parents, educators and advocates really care about -- through interviews with the nation's leading advocates and educators. K-12 Greatest Hits offers a 360-degree perspective from the best educational reporting team in the nation.

K-12 Greatest Hits was launched in August of 2009 and first made the iTunes Top Podcast list at number 11 in November of 2009. Since appearing on the list the program has remained in the top 100 for over a year. Produced and syndicated by Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC., K12- Greatest Hits is currently featured on the iTunes education channel. The program can be downloaded at http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=334633370 or streamed at http://www.bamradionetwork.com

"We are pleased with the consistent popularity of this program. We'll continue to work diligently to ferret out the best ideas in education," said Rae Pica, co-founder of BAM Radio Network.

About BAM Radio Network

BAM Radio Network is an online, education-focused, radio network for parents, teachers, administrators, advocates, journalists, legislators and all people interested in education-related topics. Created by leading early childhood experts, and originally launched as a channel for parents, the programming quickly became a popular resource among teachers and educators and was expanded to include an Educators' Channel. A third channel for directors and administrators was soon developed, which became the catalyst for the Education 360 Channel, and expanded the team of program hosts to include diverse voices and insights from the leading advocates in the fields of child development and education. The network is a joint venture between privately held Washington, DC-based Moving & Learning and Los Angeles-based Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC. The programming is produced by Emmy-winning broadcaster Errol St. Clair Smith and distributed through the Affiliate Nanocasting Network.

The Best Educational Reporting Team

BAM Radio Network has assembled the heads of the education community's leading associations to bring you the most insightful, accurate, relevant and up-to-date information on the education issues people really care about. The on-air hosts include:

  • Dr. Gerald Tirozzi, executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
  • Dr. William B. Harvey, executive director of the International Reading Association
  • Gail Connelly, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators
  • Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association
  • Paul Young, president and CEO of the National Afterschool Association
  • John Musso, executive director of the Association of School Business Officials
  • Brian Crowe, executive director/CEO of the National Association of Child Care Professionals
  • Amy Garcia, executive director of the National Association of School Nurses
  • Jodi Grant, executive director of the Afterschool Alliance
  • Linda Geigle, executive director of the National Association for Family Child Care
  • Dr. Eric Karolak, executive director of Early Childhood Education Consortium
  • Barbara S. Belmont, executive director for the School Nutrition Association
  • Sherry Waugh, president of the National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers
  • Diane Whitehead, executive director of the Association for Childhood Education International

These education advocates are at the center of their respective communities and have their fingers on the pulse of what is going on moment by moment. Their programs are an invaluable resource for reporters, advocates, activists, legislators, analysts, parents, educators, administrators and anyone interested in transforming education.

Insightful Commentary

To bring a wider, richer, perspective to listeners, BAM Radio augments its team of expert hosts with a cadre of accomplished journalists who provide insightful commentary. BAM's core of on-air commentators includes Jay Mathews, education columnist with the Washington Post; Debra Viadero, associate editor at Education Week; Lisa Guernsey, Director of New America's Early Education Initiative, former staff writer at the New York Times and contributor to Early Ed Watch; Liz Willen, formerly with Newsday and Bloomberg Markets magazine and currently with the Hechinger Institute; Valerie Strauss, education columnist with the Washington Post; and Ugo Uche and Meg Meeker, both of Psychology Today.

Combined, this team of hosts and commentators provides a panoramic perspective and exceptional insight on the education issues of the day.

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