Radio Production
News & Public Affairs Director – WOCR
During my 2nd year at college (September 2009 – Apr 2010), I got promoted to News & Public Affairs Director for WOCR FM. I identified sources for community and campus event information and prepared announcement copy for all WOCR talent to read on the air. In addition, throughout my education at Olivet College, I filled in to help produce the live Olivet Sports broadcasts by operating the board in the studio, playing music and making announcements during breaks and assisting sports broadcasters with connecting the Telos system for remote broadcasting.

During my 2nd year at Olivet College, I suggested that it would be a good idea for WOCR to have a morning show. Guess who got picked to do it! I came into the studio weekdays from 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. to produce a morning music show consisting of mostly 70’s and 80’s album rock, and 90’s grunge with an occasional country song thrown in, as this was the deal I struck with the morning cafeteria crew to agree to play our station in cafeteria during breakfast.

During my third year at Olivet College (Fall 2010 – May 2011) I produced a music show called It’s Simply Complicated, which featured an eclectic mix of post-modern rock, psychedelic music, world beat, new rock recommended to me by a friend who lived in Washington State, with a smattering of Ken Nordine’s ‘word jazz’.

During my first year at Olivet College (Fall 2008 – May 2009) I had a radio show on WOCRFM. I named my show “BottleRocketRadioShow” with the tagline “Release your inner beatnik” which featured songs with a social activism theme ranging from Bob Dylan to the Black Eyed Peas. I prepared and read news related to social justice during the show. I had pens made by an advertising specialties company which included the name of the show, tagline the website listed on it, which I gave out to classmates to help promote the show.