My time as part of the "Moose in the Morning" show has officially come to a close.
Since my junior year at Morningside College starts in just a few days, my summer internship with Moose and Q102.3 unfortunately has to come to an end.
I have learned so much over the last eight weeks and I can't believe how fast it went! Being able to get a glimpse of what all has to go in to a morning radio show was eye-opening. It's a lot of work, but it has inspired me to try and start up a mornings show here at Morningside.
There is something about a morning radio show that just makes mornings go by so much quicker and easier. The dynamic and lightness that you can have with a morning show compared to an afternoon show is intriguing and fun to experience firsthand!
Being a part of the morning show on a top-40 station really opened my eyes to a different type of music. Before this summer, I was a country girl. I hardly ever listened to any other type of music other than country. Now, I find myself listening to a wide variety, even classic rock!
I am sad my time at Q102 is over but thankfully, my time with Powell Broadcasting is not. All of the great people I have come to know during the course of this internship have helped me realize that I belong in the business of broadcasting. Now, whether or not that is going to be the radio side, I really don't know. Put me in front of the camera, I may just find a home there as well.
Everyone deserves a break once in a while right? Took a week off as went on a little vacation up to the lake in Minnesota for 8 days of relaxation and isolation...literally.
But I'm back for week seven of my time at Q102 and I'm sad to say that unfortunately, my time is almost up.
School starts back up in a little over a week which means...morning classes.
Good thing I am used to early mornings right!? Waking up for my 8am class will seem like nothing!
Anyway, I just did on-air work this week. I really tried to pay attention to how Moose and our News Girl Josie interact on-air this week. They both have such great chemistry and never cease to make me laugh...histerically!
We had a concert in town this week. Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice were here in Sioux City on Friday and I was able to meet the members of BTR!
Ok, so this wasn't a Q experience...but it ties in!
The members of BTR stopped into the Y while I was at work Thursday and Friday this week and if you think all celebrities have big egos then you are definitely mistaken. The members of BTR are definitely some of the nicest guys you will meet and they even sang to us! Not officially of course but they definitely knew the song playing on the radio!
Anyway, so that is week 7 here at Q102. I believe next week is my last week since school starts in about 10 days but man, my time here has sure been a blast!
Six weeks. That's how long I've been a part of the morning show at Q102 as "Intern Katie."
Six weeks. Six weeks of playing a game called 2 Truths and a Lie, which had been renamed Liar Liar, and telling the Q Audiance things about myself that even I didn't remember.
Six weeks. That's how long I've been getting up at 6am to head into the radio station for the best hours on-air that I've ever experienced!
Only a few more weeks left in this internship unfortunately but thankfully, I will be sticking around Powell Broadcasting as a weekend DJ and board opp for Y Country.
Stay tuned to see what else this life in the broadcasting world has in store for this Midwest girl with very big dreams.