“I walked in, asked how to get involved, and my freshman year, fall 2013, enrolled in the course,” Nance said.
Nance saw the Wildcat 91.9 as a unique opportunity to get involved with an established radio station.
“It is a way to connect with other music lovers and better your public speaking skills,” Nance said, whose own music taste ranges from Best Coast to Real Friends to more popular bands like The Avett Brothers, The Black Keys, and Walk the Moon.
“Sports broadcasters can practice their play-by-play while others can host specialty shows educating people on emo or folk music. Recently, the station also started a partnership with local businesses, which is super exciting and means more chances at connections. Overall, there’s just a ridiculous amount of opportunities,” Nance said.
Nance’s favorite part is spending two hours talking with her best friend on their show (Fridays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm). She said there are too many fun events to pick a favorite.
“Honestly, I don’t see myself in radio. That’s the cool part about the station though, you don’t have to nor do you even have to be in the journalism school,” Nance said. “After graduation, I do hope to still work with music but I’d like to do public relations for a record label.”
By: Maria Penrod