Radio: More Than What Meets the Ear

  Radio, in general, was nothing foreign to me.  I mean who doesn’t know what the radio is, right? Wrong.  My internship at Radio One has introduced me to a completely different world of radio.  At our initial internship meeting all the interns were given our expectations and what we were expected to learn by the conclusion of our internship which were to run the boards, execute promotional events, network, know how a radio station is operated, and to have a basic level knowledge of how each department works.  In order to make sure these expectations were met, we were given assignments.  One of these assignments was to meet everyone who worked at the station and give a brief description of what they do; my paper was over eight pages long, which should give you an idea of how many people work at a radio station. There are so many different departments which include sales, programming, marketing, promotions, and engineering.  I remember the first time I saw a board at the station, I had no idea what all those buttons were for, and then looking at the engineering office was even more astonishing.  I was like a child the first time they stepped foot into a toy store. Even though the assignments  initially seemed to be a pain, they forced me to learn the ins and outs of radio. Many of the assignments given actually make me wish I took advantage of the opportunities Temple made available for me, and encourage many to do so.

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