Well, I have been part of the Moose in the Morning Show for over a month and time has flown by!
Moose has been showing me a bunch of different things during the time that I've been in the studio. Anything from trimming production, adding it to the local network, deleting old production, live phone calls, and so much more!
With school starting in a few weeks, it's sad to think that I only have a little bit of time left. I have gotten a lot more comfortable on-air and can feel that transitioning into my air time at Morningside and also on Y Country.
Pretty cool to see and experience!
With all of this experience within the radio station, I've been able to see a glimpse of just how much effort goes in to running and working in a radio station.
I can't wait to bring this back to Morningside and apply what I have learned to KMSC and even some of my friends and peers in the station.
This summer has been crazy busy but I don't want it to end! Stay tuned :)
One month in to this internship and all I can say is, boy have I learned a ton! Spending so much time on air and seeing how radio is done in a bigger market is really interesting. You are constantly on your toes!
I'm having a great time with Moose in the studio and hopefully everything that I am learning will transfer over to the college station this school year.
Well, short post this week. Stay tuned!
Well...it isn't as hard to get up early in the morning as it used to be! I think it i safe to say that I am no longer cussing at my alarm clock when it goes off at 6am; it's more of an annoyed moan. I also have it set to where I don't have the option to hit snooze button or I will be late.... really late.
Anyway, I was able to do some pretty cool things this last week with Q102. I was the annual Saturday in the Park festival here in Sioux City. In all of the years that I have lived in Siouxland, my entire life, I have never been to Saturday in the Park or even the big parade the day before.
This year, with Q102, I got to experience both! I was able to walk in the parade, throwing out Mardi Gras beads and candy to the people lining the streets on downtown Sioux City. I've been in parade before, but never one with no many people. Scratch that, I marched in a huge parade in Chicago my freshman year of high school, but never a big one here in my own town.
The next day was Saturday in the Park, a day where 30-40 thousand people invade Grandview Park in Sioux City for live music, food, and lots of fun. This year, ZZ Ward and Melissa Ethridge were just two of the many acts that took the stage. I was there, in the middle of it all, for about 4 hours. I was able to see what all goes into live remotes and the equipment, or lack there of, that is involved.
In school, our remotes involve a lot of equipment whereas, here at Powell Broadcasting, they use their cell phone and a mic with bluetooth. Super simple! Can we invest in one of these Morningside?
So my Saturday in the Park experience was an absolute blast! And the food? To die for! I had a HUGE sno-cone and let me just say that it was the best $4 I spent all weekend. They even let you put your own syrup on and I may have went a tad overboard. I also grabbed an authentic gyro on my way out of the park. I love Greek food and wish mom would make it more often (we are part Greek).
Anyway, that was the big things that happened this week at Q102. I am loving this internship and am so glad that I have this amazing opportunity! Keep tuning in, you never know what you might just learn about me :)
Week two....complete! Well, it was my first full week anyway and boy, the early mornings are a struggle!
So, for reference...and if I ever forget when this summer was like... Ill give you a typical rundown of my day:
6:30: make the 20+minute trek to Powell Broadcasting for my internship.
7-9:30: internship on Q102.3!
10-12pm: Morning Wrap-Up on KMSC Fusion 93
12-1: hurry home...a tad fast...to eat lunch and change clothes.
1-6ish: YMCA!!! (Wednesdays I get off at 7:30)
Off of work.... FOOD!!!!
Rest of my night: write...write...write. Maybe throw a shower in there somewhere...
10pm... Turn on The latest episode of RaceHub on the DVR... Set the sleep timer for 11:30 and goodnight!
Yup... 10hrs of work a day.... That's not even including my weekends....
Anyway! Getting up early is not my forte but the fact that I'm getting real time with a great radio station in town definitely makes up for that. :)
Got to make an appearance at an event, a We Pay Wednesday event with the show and was able to meet some of the listeners! I also got some great food from a new place in town too and let me tell you...DELICIOUS!
So besides that and some great on-air topics that we covered throughout the week, I had a great time! Learned a lot too :)
So, if you want to tune in, head on over to Q102online.com and check us out! On air from 6am to 10am every morning!
Until next week....