KSDB Staff Spotlight: Lindsay Rhoades

LindsayName: Lindsay Rhoades
Twitter: @riversnrhoades
Position at KSDB: Promotions Assistant
Year in School: 5th Year Senior
Major / Minor: JMC (Digital Media)
Hometown: Newton, KS

How’d you get involved with KSDB?
I was new to JMC as a junior and one thing that made me especially happy at the time was finding new artists/albums and blogging about them. I started looking for ways I could do that with others who were also passionate about new music. I found KSDB (The Wildcat at the time) and became a live DJ and specialty DJ for a international music show for the next two years. It was just this last Spring 2015 semester that I decided that KSDB and I could mutually benefit from me applying for an exec position and here we are!

What exactly does your job entail?
My position as Promotions Assistant at 91.9 KSDB is to assist in the promotions of our station in terms of events and social media. My specific responsibilities, however, fall under ticket giveaways and concert promotions. I try to create and maintain relationships with venues throughout our area, in Lawrence and KC for example, and promote their shows in exchange for tickets to be given away either on-air, in-person, or on our social media. So if you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and you could win a chance to see you favorite artist!

Favorite part about your position? Or the station?
My favorite part about the station is the diversity we have in terms of DJs, music, and listeners!

What’s your biggest goal for the semester?
My biggest goal for the station this semester is to create new and nurture existing contacts and partnerships with popular venues in Kansas, while my personal goal for the semester is to push myself outside my comfort zone to learn skills that will benefit me in my career and also in my personal life.

Give us 3 albums or artists you’ve been vibing with lately.

1. Saint Raymond (particularly his older Young Blood EP released in 2013)
2. Youth Lagoon (mostly his new song, Highway Patrol Stun Gun. WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO, IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE)
3. Chance The Rapper – Surf (DUH)

And, a guilty pleasure?
One Direction *before Zayn split* (I don’t want to hear it)

In her free time, Lindsay enjoys rapping to Gin & Juice religiously and playing her ukulele, sometimes concurrently (or at least we hope.) She also serves as a full-time Karaoke and Open Mic enthusiast and can be found participating in either literally any night it’s offered in the Ville.

By: Ellen Collingwood

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