National Radio Day was this past Saturday, did you miss it? I started not to make a big deal out of it but then I thought wait a minute, radio is important and has certainly been important to us. Radio was not supposed to be my career path. I accidentally stumbled into it.
I went to Western Carolina University on a partial nursing scholarship; my mom and my sister were registered nurses, I loved the care giving part so I went for it. If you have been listening to this station for a while then you probably know, I am not great at math and science and as it turns out there is a lot of that in nursing school:) Nursing was more than just “taking care of people”, much more. Long story short I needed to change directions.
The Resident Advisor on my hall in college suggested I go to the campus radio station with her. She liked my voice and my personality, she thought broadcasting might be something I liked. I did. It was as natural as breathing to me when I cracked the mic. I had to make the phone call to my parents that I was switching majors and they fully supported me. To learn more about National Radio Day get details here.
If you care to take a peek, here are some people, places and things I have experienced in radio over the years. You may see some people you recognize and some we have lost. Enjoy!