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 :)