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Ball High School’s 24-hour radio station, K-TOR the Tornado, will launch three new radio stations Monday in celebration of High School Radio Day on its campus at 4115 Ave. O in Galveston. The three new stations were a gift from internet radio entrepreneur Harold Levine and his family.

“High School Radio Day gives us an opportunity to show off our program and to thank all of our community partners,” Dudas said. “We will be simulcasting our broadcast on all five of our stations on Monday.”

Under the direction of Media Arts Coach Mike Dudas, K-TOR the Tornado went live in January 2017 and provides a mix of community and student talk, school sports and old-time radio shows.

The gift from the Levine family included a complete studio full of audio equipment and a CD library consisting of more than 2,000 albums that recently was installed in a second radio studio at Ball High now known as the “Bop Radio Studio,” said freshman and member of the program Malu Pestana.

K-TOR will broadcast a live marathon from its Anita Martini Studio from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ktorthetornado.com and on its app, which can be found in the iTunes Store or Google Play Store. The marathon will include in-studio guests, call-in guests, and other interesting features throughout the day.

Ball High School is now the only high school in the country with five 24-hour streaming radio stations operated by its students..

“I’m excited about being a member of a school program that sets us apart from other schools by students operating five unique radio stations,” Pestana said. “I’m happy to know that I attend a school that can provide opportunities to students, such as myself, who show interest in advanced media arts.”

In addition to listening to Monday’s broadcast on the aforementioned sites, the four other radio stations can be heard at live365.com.

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