Hey HAPPI listeners! Last week I shadowed Shari and Sam during their early morning show. I had a ton of fun and loved getting to experience the show first-hand. It was great to see how they interacted with each other and how their chemistry and personalities brought the show to life. I learned how they plan for their shows which includes preparing talking points, gathering news, and setting up contests. I also got to witness how they take calls and interact with their listeners. From shadowing just one show I’ve learned that everything with radio happens very quickly and you need to be alert and prepared for anything that may come your way. Things don’t always go as planned and sometimes you just need to roll with the punches. Waking up at 5 am was a struggle, but the time flew by and I learned a lot!
Classes at Behrend are going well and I’m learning more skills that are helping me with my internship. We are doing a lot of graphic design which could prove to be beneficial for HAPPI’s website and social media. I am also developing my news writing skills and hope to start writing more blogs and press releases for HAPPI soon. Catch up with me next week and see what I’m up to at HAPPI 92.7!