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Posted February 14, 2017

Teacher/DJ Spreads Good APS News

Veteran teacher Ryil Adamson is using his air time on KANW 89.1 FM to brag about the students and staff of Albuquerque Public Schools.

Ryil Adamson, a special education teacher at nex+Gen Academy who began his career with APS in the early 1990s, knows for a fact that there are lots of good things going on in our schools. Now he has a platform for sharing, and he wants to hear from you. 

Adamson and his son, a senior at Sandia High School, recently completed a radio broadcasting class offered by KANW 89.1 FM, the APS-owned radio station. Upon completion of the class, he volunteered to work as a DJ on Sunday nights from 8-11. During that time, the station features three National Public Radio shows: Ask Me Another, Snap Judgment and Jazz Night in America.

Between these shows, Adamson gets a few minutes to chat on the radio, and he's talking about successful teachers, students, schools, events.

"I just want to help people remember that there are more good things going on in the schools that we hear about," said Adamson, who is also an actor and producer who has appeared in such movies as "Crazy Heart" and TV shows like "the Preacher" and "In Plain Sight." He even quit teaching for a little while to produce and star in a movie called "I Was a Seventh Grade Dragonslayer." And he produces educational videos.

Want your good news shared on the radio? You can contact Adamson at

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