Although my time on air with Moose in the Morning has come to a close, my time spent with Powell Broadcasting is still in full swing!
I haven't been on air but I have been in the studio! Being behind the scenes so to speak this semester has been a lot of fun but definitely involves many weekends at the station. Recently, I have been running the board for a handful of the stations at the company while their on-air personalities are out on the streets.
Running the board is not all that difficult but it can be a bit nerve-wracking. Each station has their own board and each board, although they function the same, runs just a bit differently. Also, each personality likes their remote broadcast aired a little differently as well. Whether pre-recorded or aired live, running the board for a live remote broadcast is a lot of fun.
I still have a few weeks left in the internship and I can't wait to see what else I will learn while I am here.
Well, I started my internship at Q102.3 here in Sioux City this week and although I have only been in studio for two days, I can already tell I am going to learn a lot and have a ton of fun in the process!
I was on air the very first day and although I have radio experience, being on air in a big market, compared to college radio, is pretty intimidating. What makes it even more daunting is that I am stepping in right as one of the morning hosts is stepping out and leaving the show.
I know that I am not taking his place, I am literally just the intern there to learn everything I possibly can about the radio business but listeners don't like change. That was definitely evident when a listener called in the second day and said she was no longer listening to the station because she didn't like the sound of my voice. Her loss right?!
Anyway, I am so excited to see where this internship takes me this summer and to see how much I take away from it in the end. Hard to believe that I have two years of college left before I get kicked out into the big bad world. Hopefully that big bad world includes a lot of racing!
One of the requirements for this internship is that I write a paper or keep a journal of my experiences and what all I learn in the process so I thought, why not share my journey with you! So follow along if you'd like of course :)
With that said, not much to report this week. Stay tuned, you never know what may happen...cause I sure don't!