Spot 127 students in the studio

SPOT 127 and The Walter Hive Project
SPOT 127 is partnering with The Walter Hive, a Scottsdale-based workshop concept with a belief that teaching someone a sustainable skill is a gift of... more
Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019
Do you have a story to tell? Want to learn how to tell it in a multimedia format, like a professional-quality video or podcast? SPOT 127, KJZZ 91.5's... more
SPOT Wins Another 3 Regional NATAS Awards
SPOT 127 students won three Rocky Mountain NATAS Student Production Awards at the regional Emmys on Saturday, Sept. 22. The recipients are: High School Commercial Catherine Schwartzmann, Max Trapp,... more
SPOT 127, Bullying, SPOT on Bullying
SPOT on Bullying
Physical. Verbal. Cyber. Bullying comes in many forms, and from who can often surprise us. SPOT 127, in collaboration with the AETNA Foundation, is proud to present 40 stories discussing the impact of bullying.
SPOT 127 Students Produce Two Podcasts for City of Tempe
SPOT 127 and KJZZ's Soundbite partnered with the City of Tempe for a grant-funded project entitled Tempe Playlist: Saturn Sessions. As a result, over... more

About SPOT 127

SPOT 127, KJZZ’s youth media center, empowers teens to find their voices and engage with their communities through photo, audio and video storytelling. We are an innovative educational outreach initiative aimed at low-income and at-risk high school students ages 14-18 in the metro Phoenix area. Our free in-school and afterschool programs  and summer camps provide mentoring and instruction in multimedia production.

Our project-based curriculum offers hands-on training in digital photography, video and audio production and social media. In addition to technical skills, our students gain critical leadership and 21st-century career skills to put them on a path to higher education and lifelong success. They also develop media literacy competencies while honing their media creation and critical-thinking skills. We aim to inspire students to create multimedia pieces that shine a light on the issues facing their communities. 

We offer paid internships for participants interested in multimedia journalism beginning at age 16. All student-produced stories are distributed on our website and on social media, and some are even featured on KJZZ 91.5 FM’s local news programming.

Do you have a story to tell? Want to learn how to tell it in a multimedia format, like a professional-quality video or podcast?

SPOT 127, KJZZ 91.5's youth media center, is accepting high school students for its free afterschool programs in the West and East Valley. Join us and learn multimedia production, including digital photography, social media and audio and video production. Your projects will be featured on our website and social media channels. Students also have the opportunity to have their work aired on KJZZ and/or published on the station's website.

Our afterschool programs in Maryvale and Tempe are two days per week from 4-6 p.m. We also offer a special topics class on Friday. All you need to bring are your ideas; we have the cameras, recorders, microphones, computers and recording booths. Lunch is provided (Maryvale only).

Support SPOT 127

SPOT 127 Youth Media Center provides young people in the greater Phoenix area mentoring and instruction in key digital skills that are vital for success in today's information economy. Your donations help our students reach their greatest potential!

You can support our students by making a dollar-for-dollar Charitable Tax Credit contribution or a tax-deductible donation

IRA Charitable Rollover

Do you have an IRA? Have you reached the age of 70 1/2? You can make a tax-free contribution of up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to SPOT 127 each year and lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. Your IRA gift to SPOT 127 will count towards your minimum required distribution and help SPOT 127 empower high school students to develop skills in digital media, radio, and journalism.

How to make an IRA charitable rollover gift to benefit SPOT 127

Simply contact your IRA plan administrator and request that an amount be transferred directly to Friends of Public Radio Arizona.

  • Full Legal Name:  Friends of Public Radio Arizona
  • For the Benefit of:  SPOT 127
  • Address: PO Box 62228, Phoenix, Arizona 85082-2228
  • Federal Tax I.D. Number: 01-0579687

Attention: Contributions from an IRA Charitable Rollover will not qualify for your Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.

You can also support SPOT 127 as you go about your regular shopping:

  • SPOT 127 is a partner in the Fry’s Food Stores Community Rewards Program. To enroll in the program through your Fry's VIP card, visit Fry's Community Rewards online and search for our organization number 39042. (Friends of Public Radio Arizona/SPOT 127).
  • If you are an Amazon customer, you can donate a portion of your purchases through Amazon Smile. Simply log in to Amazon Smile and select Friends of Public Radio Arizona/KJZZ/K-BACH as the charity you wish to support.