Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Colleen Rimmel's Internship Experience:

My name is Colleen Rimmel and I will be entering my senior year at Ashland University. I am a Digital Media Production major with a minor in Journalism. This summer, I’ve had the pleasure of interning with Rubber City Radio in Akron, Ohio as a promotions intern. I have been actively involved with 94.9 WQMX and 97.5 WONE. Some of my duties and responsibilities within this internship include helping to set up and tear down at events, encourage listeners who come to our events enter to win prizes we give away, and I also work with the DJ’s from the station at these events. I’ve gotten the opportunity to work with every DJ from both stations at least once (if not more). One new thing I learned while interning with Rubber City Radio is how much more there is to being a radio DJ than just being on the air or having your own show. One of the DJ’s for WONE, T K O’Grady was someone I frequently worked with. He had his radio show every day and had to go work events right after it. Most times, he had events to go to after his show about 3-5 times a week, so he was constantly busy. A lot more goes into working with radio than people typically think. A course that I’ve previously taken that has really helped me succeed in this position was Basic Audio Production. I had the opportunity to work in the station a few times and was able to see radio shows happening live. A lot of the things they were doing were things I learned from taking this course and it was exciting to watch what they were doing and say to myself “hey I know how to do that”! My experience with Rubber City Radio and the people I had the pleasure of working with, was a really great one and because of this, I am even more excited about my future!

1 comment:

  1. Colleen,
    JDM is very proud of you. Great job on your internship!