There is something about radio that has always been intriguing to me. I can recall when I was younger, my brother and I used to patiently wait by the radio to record the songs we liked, then would immediately put the cassette tape in our Talkboy to record some DJ-like transitions then throw the tape back into the stereo to get the next song. My passion for radio goes back over a decade, and to this day I still find it to be the most important, and classic form of mass media communication.
“Radio is the theater of the mind; television is the theater of the mindless” – Steve Allen
I interned at WBAL 1090 AM working with Sportsline with Peter Schmuck and wrote a segment for the show called “The Notable and Quotable” as part of my duties. I came in at a transition between hosts and learned a lot from both the producer Eric Garfield and Peter (who also writes for the Baltimore Sun) himself, it was a great way to begin my journey into the world of radio.
I hosted a radio show on Towson’s online student radio network XTSR and build up a decent fan base, as well as being on the staff and helping to plan, run, and emcee several events. The highlight of my show Afternoon D-Light was when I was able to get two members from the D.C. area band East of Beautiful come into the studio to do a live performance with streaming video.
I have also had an internship with WYPR 88.1 FM working with the Membership Department as well as assisting in the production of Midday with Dan Rodricks. I have been a volunteer for the station for many events and serve on the Social Networking Committee.
My last internship was at WTMD 89.7 FM and I worked with the production staff as well as working for the show Baltimore Unsigned. I got a lot of experience with the audio storage and delivery software DAD as well as scheduling with Powergold and became a master of the segue. They even let me do a Thursday Night Mixtape, my first time being on FM radio. (aside from a contest I won a few years back.) I also got the opportunity to meet some amazing recording artists and it is an all around great place with great staff that care a great deal about the music and programming they are broadcasting.